We are delighted to announce the establishment of the ChIPs Pacific Northwest branch with Planning Committee members Isabella Fu, Associate General Counsel of Microsoft, Jeanine Hayes, Vice President of Intellectual Property at Nike, Kelly Jo MacArthur, Vice President of Intellectual Property Acquisitions & Investments at Amazon, and Melissa Scanlan, Director of Intellectual Property, Antitrust & Commercial Disputes at T-Mobile. Members and ChIPs supporters are welcome to join us at the launch party on Tuesday, July 15th in Seattle with an afternoon reception and a panel of general counsels discussing IP challenges and opportunities. Moderated by Isabella Fu, panelists Kathy Surace-Smith (GC of Nanostring), Marcia Kelbon (GC of Omeros), and Kelly Jo MacArthur (former GC of Real Networks), will discuss their careers as well as challenges and opportunities they see in the intellectual property space. Please email chipsboard@chipslaw.org for more information.