Women Inventors: Information Sources
This paper describes information sources related to women inventors and patent holders from the inception of patenting in the United States through 2017. It includes books, websites, blogs, and studies from government and private agencies and individuals. These sources describe the kinds of patents obtained by women and present possible explanations for women’s relative lack of success in patenting compared to men. The resources also show, however, that women are making progress toward achieving parity with men (meaning women are included as inventors on 50% of patents) and include recommendations to increase the number of women receiving patents.