ChIPs Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit 2017

Last updated 1/9/17


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 Prost, Judge Newman, Judge Moore, Judge O’Malley, Judge Stoll – Federal Circuit Judge Panel
Clare Bresnahan – Executive Director of
Laura Bilazarian – CEO at
Janice Brown – Founding Partner, Brown Law Group
Sarah Dodds-Brown – Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel, American Express
Karen Dunn – Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Bettina Elias Siegel – Blogger of the
Deborah Epstein Henry – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers
Anirma Gupta – General Counsel of Tanium
Cara Hale Alter – Founder, President, Speech Trainer, Keynote Speaker at Speechskills
Stasia Kelly – Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper
Noreen Krall – Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Inc.
Caroline Krass – Former General Counsel, CIA
Michelle Lee – Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director at USPTO
Lori Lesser – Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Brynly Llyr – General Counsel, Ripple
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
Louise Pentland – EVP, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer at PayPal
Franziska Preissinger – Head of Patent Litigation (ex US), Novartis
Mona Sabet – Principal, Tribal Ventures
Pattie Sellers – Partner, Sellers Easton Media
Caren Ulrich Stacy – CEO, Diversity Lab
Emily Ward – Chief Executive Officer, Calla Nava
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