It’s that time of year again when I celebrate my annual work anniversary at Santa Clara University School of Law. Maybe it’s just the law professor mentality taking its hold, but I have found that I enjoy taking this opportunity every year to reflect and reexamine. After all, I counsel students on a daily basis to choose a career that is in alignment with their values and goals. I should do the same.

Good news! This year I’ve concluded that I am *still* in my dream job, grateful that one of California’s oldest institutions of higher learning, and my alma…


How to Solve Diversity Data Challenges

Laura Lee Norris, Associate Clinical Professor

Mary Fuller, Senior Clinical Fellow

Joy Baker Peacock, Interim Managing Director, High Tech Law Institute

Sydney Yazzolino, 2L Tech Edge JD student

Santa Clara University School of Law

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

~Nelson Mandela

As explained in our previous post, Santa Clara University School of Law is partnering with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to conduct a study on best practices in including diverse individuals in the invention and innovation process. …


Laura Lee Norris, Associate Clinical Professor

Mary Fuller, Senior Clinical Fellow

Joy Baker Peacock, Interim Managing Director, High Tech Law Institute

Sydney Yazzolino, 2L student

Santa Clara University School of Law

The Santa Clara University School of Law and the United States Patent Office (USPTO) are partnering on an ambitious diversity and inclusion study. We are taking a deep-dive to identify, understand, and provide actionable advice about the best practices for attracting and including diverse inventors in the invention and patenting process. With the help of the USPTO, our study began by convening roundtables with industry-agnostic companies around the country…

Laura Lee Norris

Associate Clinical Professor, Santa Clara University

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