Type: News
Date: 06/14/2021

Licata Moderates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program

Chicago partner Anthony R. Licata was selected to moderate a diversity, equity and inclusion program at the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute – Virtual CLE seminar on June 4.

The seminar was co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, Stanford Law School, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, the Copyright Society of the USA, and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, and in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Participating in the DEI program were two panelists, one from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Denver, Colo., and another who serves as the assistant general counsel from Microsoft.

The panel discussed how traditionally, there is less diversity in IP practices in law firms, and how to change the pattern through recognizing and integrating diverse attorneys and their perspectives into firms’ teams.

To watch the program recording, visit here.

Licata was the partner-in-charge of Taft’s Chicago office for many years, and also served on the firm’s Executive Committee, and chaired the Administration Committee. Over the years, he worked to help develop many of the firm’s progressive diversity policies. Licata focuses his practice on commercial real estate, family office, private equity venture capital matters, and with clients across technology industries.

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