USPTO Symposium: Advancing research on inventor demographics
Understanding the demographic makeup of inventors who apply for patents is a critical first step for characterizing who participates in the intellectual property ecosystem and for identifying policies that will expand participation. The USPTO organized a one-day symposium that brought together economists, computer scientists, and others to discuss research methods, applied examples, and new ideas.
The symposium endeavored to:
- Provide an overview of current approaches from leading scholars in the field,
- Build knowledge,
- Identify a community of practitioners, and
- Facilitate the application of common approaches.
This symposium discussions will be of interest to researchers engaged in inventor demographics based on administrative and other records. There was no charge to attend, but registration in advance was required,
The symposium was structured as one full-day session on August 26, 2022. Each session speaker is identified below, including a biography and relevant articles, sites, or publications from the speaker.
The symposium agenda is linked here for a layout of the event. Session recordings and presentation slides are linked below.
|Friday, August 26 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST|
|Speaker||Organization||Relevant Links||Presentation Materials|
|Ernest Miguelez||University of Bordeaux|
|Fangzhou Xie||Rutgers University||
Predicting Ethnicity from Names with rethnicity: Methodology and Application https://arxiv.org/pdf/2109.09228.pdf
|Francesco Lissoni||Bordeaux University, Bocconi University||Slides (browser link)
|Jay Budzick||ZestAI||Slides (browser link)
Haas A, Elliott MN, Dembosky JW, Adams JL, Wilson-Frederick S, Mallett JS, Gaillot S, Haffer SC, Haviland AM. (2018) “Imputation of Race/Ethnicity to Enable Measurement of HEDIS Performance by Race/Ethnicity” Health Services Research 54(1): 13-23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13099
Martino SC, Elliott MN, Hambarsoomian K, Garcia AN, Wilson-Frederick S, Gaillot S, Weech-Maldonado R, Haviland AM. (2020) “Disparities in Care Experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native Medicare Beneficiaries” Medical Care 58(11):981-987. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001392
Branham DK, Finegold K, Chen L, Sorbero M, Euller R, Elliott MN, Sommers BD. (2022) “Trends in Missing Race-and-Ethnicity Information Following Imputation in Healthcare.gov Marketplace Enrollment Data, 2015-2021” JAMA Network Open 2022;5(6):e2216715. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.16715
Martino SC, Elliott MN, Dembosky JW, Hambarsoomian K, Klein DJ, Gildner J, Haviland AM (2022) Disparities in health care in Medicare Advantage by race, ethnicity, and sex. Baltimore, MD: CMS Office of Minority Health. https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/research-and-data/statistics-and-data/stratified-reporting
|Slides (link to download)
Ohio State University