Girls Scouts Partner on Intellectual-Property Badge
Twenty-five girls from Colorado are among the first Girl Scouts in the U.S. to earn the IP badge — a new badge for future inventors who want to learn to protect their inventions and intellectual property.
“All of us are realizing that in order to get more women into technology, we have to reach the girls early,” said Kathy Ott, patent attorney with Minneapolis-based law firm Merchant & Gould’s Denver office. “One of the main goals was to help them understand it’s not scary,” Ott said. “Intellectual property is like any other property and you have to protect your ideas from other people taking them.”