[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” box_shadow_on_row=”no”][no_tabs style=”vertical_left_with_text_and_icons” tab_icon_position=”left”][no_tab icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-home” title=”About” tab_id=”1″]The ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2015, Tenth Anniversary Celebration
October 27-28, 2015
Mandarin Oriental
Washington, DC


Summit Description

The ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2015, Tenth Anniversary Celebration, will be held on October 27-28 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.


Past Summits have been sold-out events, bringing together hundreds of women from a wide array of backgrounds, including private and public corporations, academia, law firms, judiciary, governmental agencies and institutions, and public interest, to engage in dialogue on cutting edge issues relating to intellectual property and to build relationships with one another. View last year’s agenda and speaker list.


The ChIPs co-founders, board and planning committee members each participate in a volunteer capacity in addition to our day jobs, but it is feedback like this that keeps us going:


“The summit inspired and rejuvenated lawyers at all levels.”


“The energy at the conference was so positive, engaging, open, receptive, caring and energizing (!) that it felt like I was surrounded by an amazing village.”


“I just wanted to let you know that last week’s conference was by far the best conference I have attended. Great panels, great insight and fabulous advice.”


“Thank you for this gift that I will keep with me forever.”


This year’s Summit celebrates ChIPs’ tenth anniversary and will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. The full-day Summit will take place on October 28th and includes substantive speakers and panel discussions on unconscious bias, women leaders in the law, patent reform, tech trends and CEOs. Limited capacity, invitation-only pre-Summit sessions will take place on October 27th.[/no_tab][no_tab icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-calendar” title=”Agenda” tab_id=”2″]

Tuesday, October 27


Limited capacity; by invitation only.


Mock Arbitration Exercise and Networking Lunch
Mock arbitration exercise for private practitioners with judges/government attorneys serving as arbitrators and in-house counsel serving as client coaches.


Panel & Discussion: Women Lawyers on Boards
In 2014, women occupied less than 18% of boardroom seats of Fortune 1000 companies, and 11% of those companies still do not have any women on their boards at all. With effort, these numbers are growing, and so is the influence of women board directors. Hear firsthand about the experiences of women lawyer panelists who serve on the boards of public companies and follow their discussion of the contributions women board members and directors are making, how they achieved their positions, and what steps you can take to position yourself for a role on a board.
Panelists: Mary Cranston, Pamela Craven, Louise Pentland, Erika Rottenberg
Moderator: Hillary A. Sale


UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved for 1.50 hours Continuing Legal Education credit, by the State Bar of California.


Hall of Fame Presentation
Introduction: Julie Mar-Spinola
Honorees: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Professor Jane C. Ginsburg
Award Presenters: Judge Pauline Newman and Shira Perlmutter


Wednesday, October 28


Attire: Festive or colorful (in celebration of our 10th anniversary)


7:30 AM – Breakfast and Registration


8:30 AM – Welcome
Presenter: Mallun Yen


8:55 AM – Panel: Leaders in Law
Leaders in the public and private sectors share their views on the legal practice, experiences and paths to success.
Panelists: Renata Hesse, Hon. Michelle K. Lee, Louise Pentland, Salle Yoo
Moderator: Noreen Krall


9:45 AM – Panel: Trial Lawyers
First chair trial lawyers share their experiences in the courtroom and beyond.
Panelists: Hon. Kathleen O’Malley, Lisa Kobialka, Rachel Krevans, Kathi A. Vidal
Moderator: Julie Mar-Spinola


10:25 AM – Break


10:35 AM – ChIPs Education & Training Update
Presenter: Sarita Venkat


10:40 AM – Panel: Trial Judges
Trial court judges share their views from the bench.
Panelists: Hon. Sue L. Robinson, Hon. Lucy Koh, Hon. Sandra Dee Lord, Hon. Linda Horner
Moderator: Leslie Spencer


11:20 AM – Panel: View from the Hill on Patent Reform
Women from the Hill and beyond give us their perspective on patent reform.
Panelists: Susan Davies, Alex Givens, Julie Holloway, Rita Lari Jochum, Becca Kelly Slaughter
Moderator: Emily Ward


12:00 PM – Lunch


1:00 PM – Hall of Fame Presentation
Federal Circuit Judge and Hall of Fame inaugural honoree Hon. Pauline Newman discusses this year’s honorees, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her daughter Professor Jane C. Ginsburg, and introduces their tribute videos.
Presenter: Hon. Pauline Newman


1:20 PM – Panel: Federal Circuit Judges
All five women Federal Circuit judges gather to share their experiences.
Panelists: Hon. Sharon Prost, Hon. Pauline Newman, Hon. Kimberly Moore, Hon. Kathleen O’Malley, Hon. Kara Stoll

Moderator: Dori Hines


2:00 PM – Author Discussion with Dr. Arin N. Reeves
The author of One Size Never Fits All: Business Development Strategies Tailored for Women (and Most Men) provides research and insights on new business development strategies that fit women, as well as most men.
Presenter: Dr. Arin N. Reeves
Introduction: Tracey Davies


2:20 PM – Panel & Discussion: CEOs & Founders
These CEO founders talk about the companies they founded, what drives them, and never taking no for an answer.
Panelists: Kara Goldin, Deirdre Quinn, Stacie Whisonant
Moderator: Lori Lesser


2:50 PM – Researcher Discussion with Dr. Caroline Simard: Creating Inclusive Workplaces: See Bias, Block Bias
This session will provide research-based insights and strategies for creating workplaces where all people–women and men–can thrive. The main focus will be on reducing gender biases that can undermine women’s achievement and limit their advancement in leadership positions and the legal profession. Dr. Simard will provide an overview of the research on the way that biases emerge and describe the consequences for women and for their workplaces to set up the panel that follows, which will suggest strategies for minimizing or eliminating these biases.
Presenter: Dr. Caroline Simard
Introduction: Anirma Gupta


3:10 PM – Break


3:25 PM – Panel & Townhall: Unconscious Bias and Tools to Counter It
Research by Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research shows that men and women are treated very differently in situations such as performance reviews. The “differences are products of unconscious bias – hidden beliefs about women’s capabilities that can influence important workplace decisions.” Panelists share their own experiences with unconscious bias along with strategies for dealing with it on an individual and more systemic basis. Takeaways include research-informed strategies to block bias in their careers and to create fair and effective workplaces for all.
Panelists: Mary Cranston, Mona Sabet, Dr. Caroline Simard
Moderator: Anirma Gupta


4:15 PM – Community Outreach & Pro Bono Update
Presenter: Emily Hostage


4:20 PM – Entrepreneurship Talk with Julie Hanna
Global leader Julie Hanna talks about changing the world through entrepreneurship and innovation, including her role as Obama’s Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship where her mission is to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad and as Executive Board Chair of Kiva, the peer-to-peer lending pioneer and world’s largest crowdfunding marketplace for entrepreneurs around the world.
Presenter: Julie Hanna
Introduction: Emily Hostage

4:35 PM Panel: Ten Years of Tech – New Perspectives and a Look Ahead
These titans with backgrounds in technology, media and community service share not only their own experiences but also their learnings from other global leaders on a range of topics including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and what creates success.
Panelists: Julie Hanna, Heidi S. Messer, Pattie Sellers
Moderator: Mallun Yen


5:30 PM – Closing Remarks
Presenter: Emily Ward


5:40 PM – Cocktail Reception


UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved for 5.50 hours Continuing Legal Education credit, including 1.0 hour in Elimination of Bias, by the State Bar of California.[/no_tab][no_tab icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-download” title=”Materials” tab_id=”3″]Summit Introduction – Mallun Yen


Community Outreach and Pro Bono


Training and Education


View from the Hill on Patent Reform (Panel)


Women on Boards–Hillary Sale


2014 NPE Cost Report – High Level Findings (RPX)


2014 NPE Litigation Report (RPX)


The CS Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management (Credit Suisse Research Institute)


Leaders in Law (ChIPs Summit slide deck)


RPX Monthly Digest of Patent Law Developments, September 2014: Supreme Court Patent Cases on Certiorari (RPX)


Trial Judges (ChIPs Summit panel handout)


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ITC Numbers:
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Special Thanks


[/no_tab][no_tab icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-female” title=”Speakers” tab_id=”20″]Mary Cranston | Board Director of Visa, Inc., the Chemours Company, and CSAA Insurance; Board Chair of the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital; Past Chair and CEO of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Pamela Craven | Board Director, Amber Road; former Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Avaya
Susan M. Davies | Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Tracey Davies | Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg | Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia University School of Law; Faculty Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia University School of Law
Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Alexandra Reeve Givens | Chief Counsel for IP & Antitrust, Senate Judiciary Committee
Kara Goldin | Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hint Water
Anirma Gupta | ChIPs Co-founder; Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Intuit, Inc.
Julie Hanna | Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship; Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva
Renata Hesse | Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations, US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Dori Hines | Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Julie Holloway | Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Hon. Linda Horner | Administrative Patent Judge, USPTO
Emily Hostage | ChIPs Pro Bono & Community Outreach; Manager of Corporate Development and Policy Counsel, RPX Corporation
Rita Lari Jochum | Deputy Staff Director and Chief Civil and Intellectual Property Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
Lisa Kobialka | Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Hon. Lucy Koh | District Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Noreen Krall | ChIPs Co-founder; Vice President, Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple, Inc.
Rachel Krevans | Partner, Chair of IP Litigation Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Hon. Michelle K. Lee | ChIPs Co-founder; Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property; Director of the USPTO; former Google Deputy General Counsel
Lori Lesser | Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Hon. Sandra (Dee) Lord | Administrative Law Judge, International Trade Commission
Julie Mar-Spinola | ChIPs Co-founder; Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Finjan Holdings, Inc.
Heidi S. Messer | Co-founder, Chairman, Collective[i] Hon. Kimberly Moore | Circuit Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Pauline Newman | Circuit Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Hon. Kathleen O’Malley | Circuit Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Louise Pentland | General Counsel, PayPal; Non-Executive Board Director, Hitachi; former Non-Executive Board Member, Nokia Solutions and Networks
Shira Perlmutter | Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, USPTO
Hon. Sharon Prost | Chief Circuit Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Deirdre Quinn | Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lafayette 148 New York; Board of Trustees Member, Fashion Institute of Technology
Dr. Arin N. Reeves | President of Nextions; author of One Size Never Fits All and The Next IQ
Hon. Sue L. Robinson | District Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
Erika Rottenberg | Board Director, Wix.com and Girl Scouts of Northern California; Former Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, LinkedIn
Mona Sabet | ChIPs Co-founder; Founder, VIBLIO; GM, Grace Hopper Conference
Hillary A. Sale | Board Co-chair, DirectWomen Institute; Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and Professor of Management, Washington University in St. Louis
Pattie Sellers | Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune; Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.
Dr. Caroline Simard | Research Director, Stanford University, The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Becca Kelly Slaughter | Chief Counsel to Senator Charles Schumer, Senate Judiciary Committee
Leslie Spencer | Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Hon. Kara Stoll | Circuit Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Sarita Venkat | ChIPs Education & Training; Senior Counsel, Apple
Kathi Vidal (Lutton) | Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Emily Ward | ChIPs Co-founder; Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Technology Counsel, PayPal, Inc.
Stacie Whisonant | Founder and CEO, PYT Funds, Inc.
Mallun Yen | ChIPs Co-founder; Executive Vice President, RPX Corporation
Salle Yoo | General Counsel, Uber Technologies, Inc.[/no_tab][/no_tabs][/vc_row]