ChIPs Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit 2017

Last updated 7/16/17


October 17-19, 2017
Mandarin Oriental
Washington, DC


We’re pleased to announce that the 6th Annual ChIPs Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit will take place October 17-19, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC. Events will be as follows:

Confirmed Speakers

Chief Judge Sharon Prost, Judge Pauline Newman, Judge Kimberly Moore, Judge Kathleen O’Malley, Judge Kara Stoll – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Clare Bresnahan – Executive Director,
Laura Bilazarian – CEO & Founder, Teamable
Janice Brown – Founding Partner, Brown Law Group
Dale Cendali – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Sarah Dodds-Brown – Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel, American Express
Karen Dunn – Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Bettina Elias Siegel – Blogger of the
Deborah Epstein Henry – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers
Dr. Patricia “Patti” Fletcher – Co-Founder, PSDNetwork, LLC
Patricia Gillette – Motivational Keynote Speaker on Diversity and Women’s Issues in Business
Jamie Gorelick – Partner, WilmerHale
Maria Gotsch – President & CEO, the Partnership Fund for New York City
Nicky Goulimis – Co-Founder & COO, Nova Credit Inc.
Anirma Gupta – General Counsel, Tanium Inc.
Cara Hale Alter – Founder, President, Speech Trainer; Keynote Speaker at Speechskills
Sarah Beth Jansen – Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy Counsel, Information Technology Industry Council
Stasia Kelly – Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper
Noreen Krall – Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Inc.
Caroline Krass – Chair, National Security Privacy Practice, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Former General Counsel, CIA
Jess Ladd – Founder & CEO,; TED Speaker
Michelle Lee – Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director at USPTO
Lori Lesser – Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Brynly Llyr – General Counsel, Ripple
Allison Lucas – General Counsel, BuzzFeed
Julie Mar Spinola – Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Finjan Holdings, Inc.
Tekedra Mawakana – Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Waymo
Kate McCarthy – Director – WMC SheSource, Women’s Media Center
Kathleen McCarthy – Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Louise Pentland – EVP, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer at PayPal
Franziska Preissinger – Head of Patent Litigation (ex US), Novartis
Mona Sabet – Principal, Tribal Ventures
Pattie Sellers – Partner, SellersEaston Media; Executive Director, Fortune
Andria Thomas – Associate Partner, Dahlberg
Caren Ulrich Stacy – CEO, Diversity Lab
Sarita Venkat – Senior Counsel, Apple Inc.
Kathi Vidal – Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn Silicon Valley
Annsley Merelle Ward – IP Litigation Associate, Bristows LLP
Emily Ward – Chief Executive Officer, Calla Nava
Barbara Whye – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, Intel Corporation
Mallun Yen – Executive Vice President, RPX Corp.



October 17

Mock Damages Trial & ChIPs Next Gen Summit – morning and afternoon (Limited capacity; by application.)

Hall of Fame/Speakers Dinner – evening (Limited capacity; by invitation only.)


October 18

Main Summit – 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Reception – 6:00 PM

Hosted After-Parties – 7:00 PM


October 19

Main Summit continues – 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM