How and Why to Scale Your Corporate Pro Bono Program

by Sameena Kluck

Recent reports show that 5.1 billion people around the world – 2/3 of the world’s population – lack meaningful access to justice. Millennial attorneys may be motivated by more meaningful work, as are many of us; a survey of employees last year showed that 70% think companies should address…

Noreen Krall Honored by DU’s Sturm College of Law

ChIPs co-founder Noreen Krall was honored by her alma mater, The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, on October 23, 2019. The school held its annual DU Law Stars Dinner on Oct. 23, 2019 recognizing Noreeen, along with Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Colorado…

Philadelphia Chapter Event: Breast Cancer Awareness

On October 23, 2019, our Philadelphia ChIPsters gathered to raise awareness of breast cancer and enjoy pink treats and inspiring words. We had a great turnout for the program and judging from the evaluations received, it was a resounding success. The event, held at the…

Moving the Needle

5 firms, $5,000,000, 5 years. Congratulations to Caren Ulrich Stacy and her team at Diversity Lab. Five major law firms have joined together with 26 general counsel from prominent corporations to create a $5 million ”Move the Needle” fund that will incubate ideas to combat…

Bienvenue à Paris ChIPs! ChIPs Network Inaugural Europe Summit

On June 20, 2019 inspired by the incredible views across Paris, 50 ChIPsters gathered for the ChIPs Inaugural European brainstorming event at Allen & Overy. With representation from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, the US and the UK, in-house counsel, policy advisors…

ChIPs Names Jamie Gorelick to Hall of Fame

ChIPs is delighted to announce its 2019 Hall of Fame honoree, Jamie Gorelick, one of Washington’s best-known lawyers, whose career has spanned the legal, government and corporate landscape and who is expert at solving difficult issues at the intersection of law and policy.  Gorelick is…

Member Spotlight: Monica Grewal

ChIPs Member Spotlight: Monica Grewal Boston Chapter Leader Monica Grewal is an intellectual property partner at WilmerHale and co-chair of the firm’s Post-Grant Proceedings Practice Group. She focuses her practice on patent litigation, prosecution and post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review and covered business method…

Texas Chapter Event: What Tech Can Expect From This Texas Legislative Session

On April 12th, Austin ChIPsters gathered to learn what the 86th has in store for tech companies. They enjoyed a great presentation from Caroline Joiner (Ironclad Partners), Dana Harris (Austin Chamber of Commerce), and Nora Belcher (Texas e-Health Alliance). It was an informative and positive-energy panel,…

Texas Chapter Event: Houston Innovation-Ecosystem

Our first Houston event was a huge success! Payal Patal (Station Houston) moderated a great discussion with Gina Luna (Houston Exponential) and Tom Luby (TMC Innovation Institute). Houston is clearly making a real investment in its entrepreneurs and innovators. Thank you to our sponsor, Baker…

Pacific Northwest Chapter Event: Women in Technology & Law Roundtable

On March 26th, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ChIPs hosted a panel discussion entitled “Women in Technology & Law Roundtable”. ChIPsters from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at the Microsoft Campus to take in pearls of wisdom from our panel of seasoned IP veterans on…

Portfolia’s First Step Fund

While nearly 30% of affluent men have invested in young companies, women are just beginning to invest in innovative companies they want in the marketplace. In fact, only half of 1% of women have backed start-ups, despite controlling the bulk of the personal investable assets…