Most Helpful Girl
Considering the fact that men have had better opportunities to invent things I'd say men. And even when women did invent something the credit often ended up being handed to a man or she'd just not be named much. So really its no surprise there's so so many more inventors/innovators that are men for this very reason, and after all women getting an education, let alone in science and engineering has been seen as unnecessary for many thousands of years in many places around the world.
Had history been different and women had same opportunities as men, it might be that the amount of inventions might end up being the same for both genders, or still more or less from the other, we really don't know.
So my answer is historically wise : Men
Overall: Most likely equal, I don't think one or the other is the "better" innovator, how many great innovators there currently are has more to do with interest, and if more of a specific gender is interested in a specific subject the more innovators of that gender there are going to be in that field.2
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Most Helpful Guy
Reading the arguments going on1