The ChIPs Hall of Fame award was established in 2013 to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of individuals who have contributed significantly to the areas of intellectual property, technology, law and policy and have shown a demonstrated commitment to the ChIPs mission.
2017: Former Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Michelle K. Lee
2016: United States CTO Megan Smith
2015: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Professor Jane C. Ginsburg
2014: Rachel Krevans
2013: Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman and Hon. Lynn Levine
ChIPs is delighted that to announce that Michelle Lee, the former Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame on October 17, 2017. Michelle blazed a trail from Silicon Valley to Washington, when she became the first woman to hold the position. “Michelle, in my opinion, is a force to be reckoned with,” ChIPs co-founder Julie Mar-Spinola said during the induction ceremony. “She’s accomplished. She’s articulate. She’s strong-minded. She’s focused.”
ChIPs is delighted that to announce that Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy was inducted into the ChIPs Hall of Fame on September 15, 2016. We continue to be inspired by Megan’s focus on how technology, data and innovation can advance the future of our nation along with her advocacy for women in STEM and focus on inclusion for people of all backgrounds.