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Damsel in the Director’s Chair: The Real Leading Lady Behind Frozen’s Success

Damsel in the Director’s Chair: The Real Leading Lady Behind Frozen’s Success

Note: This is the third in GIPC’s series of “Women In IP” features in recognition of March as Women’s History Month. Read the first feature here and the second here. Ask anyone with young children to name Disney’s biggest hit from recent years and they will respond without hesitation: Frozen. But ask parents who they have to thank […]

GIPC Hosts Young Leaders Forum

GIPC Hosts Young Leaders Forum

Millennials mean business. A survey published by EY and Economic Innovation Group recently estimated that 62 percent of millennials have considered starting their own business. Perhaps even more revealing, some 72% of millennials feel that entrepreneurship is “essential” for economic growth and job creation. As more and more millennials set out to incubate startups and […]

Women in IP: Debbi Fields’ Recipe for Success

Women in IP: Debbi Fields’ Recipe for Success

Note: This is the second in GIPC’s series of “Women In IP” features in recognition of March as Women’s History Month. Read the first feature here. Debbi Fields remembers her first paycheck; she was a teenager working in a department store. She spent it on real butter, chocolate, and vanilla; she had only ever baked with margarine […]

Seventy Organizations Pen Letter to Congress on IP

Seventy Organizations Pen Letter to Congress on IP

These days,  there are few things that Washington can agree on. Recently, 70 think tanks, advocacy groups, and thought leaders from across the political spectrum proved the exception to the rule when they sent an open letter to Congress and the Trump administration in support of American innovation. The heart of the message is this: […]

Women in IP: The Story Behind Scotchgard’s Patent Success

Women in IP: The Story Behind Scotchgard’s Patent Success

Note: This is the first in GIPC’s series of “Women In IP” features in recognition of March as Women’s History Month. In 1947, Patsy Sherman received the results of her high school career aptitude test: most suited to the role of a housewife. Sherman, nurturing an intense interest in research and science, demanded to take […]