Women have contributed in every field of life. Either when it is come to contribute for their families or when it comes to contributes for their works. They actually compromise more with their own life.
They also contribute in the field of all fields of creativity, technology and endeavors. But all of that is they always misrepresented in many areas.
In the field of inventions we have heard many names as a male inventor. Here is the list of some popular inventor which is known by every person if he belongs to the science background.
James watt invented the steam engine; Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone.
J.L.baird invented the television; Rights brothers invented the aero plane. But when you think about the female inventor. You found it not so many names you know as female inventors rarely anyone can take name of marry curie. But my friend I can tell you that is completely untrue.
Margaret E. Knight is the female inventor who has invents a well known machine which folded and glued paper to create flat bottom paper bags. That was popular and It fact it was so popular that one man stole the idea and patent it for himself. When the Margaret E. Knight took the man to the court for patent infringement. He argued that women cannot understand a mechanical complicity. Knight won her case by providing all the evidence that she is the real inventor of that a machine by providing all the design procedure of that machine an also earning herself to right to patent her machine.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re putting the spotlight on 5 female inventors this week.
1) Joyce Chen
Chen’s patent is for a flat-bottom wok with a handle, also known as a stir fry pan. Her patent, however, only hints at Chen’s impact on the American culinary scene; Chen pioneered the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet style, and popularized Northern-style Chinese food.
2) Patricia Bath
Have you ever had laser eye surgery? You have Patricia Bath to thank for that. The first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1973, Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe, which uses laser technology to treat cataracts.
3) Stephanie Kwolek
Kevlar has many applications: bullet-proof vests, tennis rackets, tires, hurricane safe rooms, etc. Stephanie Kwolek was a chemist at DuPont when she invented the synthetic poly-parahenylene terephthalamide, a.k.a. Kevlar.
4) Ann Makosinski
One of the younger inventors on this list, Makosinski created the “Hollow Flashlight,” which uses a thermoelectric effect to convert body heat into electricity to power LED bulbs. She also appeared on Forbes 2017 “30 Under 30” list.
5) Pratibha Gai
Gai created the “atomic resolution environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM),” which can perceive chemical reactions at an atomic scale. She has received awards such as the 2013 L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Laureate for Europe, and the 2014 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering among others.
WIPO: women and intellectual property
WIPO is committed to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment both within the Organization and in the wider world of intellectual property (IP).
From multiple Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie, to Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar fiber used in bullet-proof vests; from filmmaker and two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, to art legend Frida Kahlo – women make vital and valued contributions across all fields of IP.
The challenge: GENDER EQUALITY
The general improvements in gender equality around the world, gender gaps in patenting, in particular, persist. While more women than men graduate from universities in many countries, patenting by women remains very low, for example, their authorship of scientific papers.
The available data is very limited with which to measure women’s contributions in other areas of intellectual property, such as trademarks and copyright. More work is needed to ensure that both women and men can equally access and use the IP system and profit fully from their creative and innovative assets for economic, social, and cultural development.