Patents in academia: women's filings have risen fastest

Analyzing more than 4.6 millions patents issued between 1976 and 2013, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Chaoqun Ni, Jevin West et Vincent Larivière show, in a paper published in PLOS ONE, that women are patenting at higher rates in academia compared to industry, government and individuals.

Sugimoto, C.R., Ni, C., West, J.D., Larivière, V.  (2015). The academic advantage: gender disparities in patenting. PLOS ONE 10(5): e0128000. 

This content has been updated on December 15 2015 at 7 h 46 min.