October 5, 2020
Fitch Even partner Catherine J. Toppin will participate in an online CLE session titled “Addressing Diversity Concerns Within the Patent Profession” hosted by the National Council on Patent Practicum (NCPP) on October 19 at 10 a.m. CDT.
Catherine will join fellow panelists Bill LaFontaine of IBM, Elizabeth Lester of Equifax, Dinesh Melwani of Bookoff McAndrews, and Justin Pierce of Venable to share insights into diversity issues in the patent industry and recommendations for successfully cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace for the long term.
The session is part of the NCPP COVID Relief Package CLE Series and is free to attend. For more information on the series and to register, please visit the NCPP website.
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