Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., is quoted in the article "Minority in IP: Navigating a Lonely Road," published in Washington Lawyer, the official publication of the District of Columbia Bar. She shares insights pertaining to barriers to entry in the IP sector and challenges faced by Black intellectual property attorneys, including: the weak STEM pipeline in secondary education, displays of disrespect from other legal professionals, and the importance of mentorship. "I think it's important for Black attorneys and for others to recognize that someone can be a great mentor even if they don't look like their mentee," said Ellison.
This article appears on pages 26-29 of the March/April 2022 edition of Washington Lawyer. To read the full article, please click the link below.