Congratulations to the IAM Media Top Patent Professionals!

Congratulations to the many ChIPsters who made IAM Media’s list of Top Patent Professionals. We’re incredibly proud that there are over 100 ChIPs members on this list! The IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class,…

The Summer of ChIPs: Our Lineup of Student Programming

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of summer programming for ChIPs Student members. Summer is an important time for students to build their professional skills and network. Typically this starts with their summer programs, but this year, due to COVID-19, summer programs have gone remote,…

Our Pro Bono Opportunity Portal: A Partnership with Paladin

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Paladin, an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice by helping legal teams run more efficient pro bono programs. Through the nationwide disaster relief pro bono portal developed jointly with the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s Disaster Legal Services…

Marie Weisfeiler Awarded 2020 Rachel Krevans Scholarship

Congratulations to Marie Weisfeiler, of Columbia Law School, recipient of our 2020 Rachel Krevans Scholarship! Growing up, Marie’s family instilled in her the importance of diverse ideas and perspectives. Having fled their native land under the threat of tyranny and persecution and being welcomed into…

Embracing Change and Uncertainty: a Conversation

By Annsley Merelle Ward

On April 3, 2020,  Laetitia Benard in Paris and I in London welcomed ChIPsters across Europe (and the US) for a virtual event on change and uncertainty. Joined by ChIPs Board Members Jennifer Yokoyama (Deputy GC of IP Group and Chief IP Counsel at Microsoft),…

We’re All in This Together: Atlanta Virtual Event Recap

We are all in this together. ChIPs was formed through personal connection – seven women joining forces, and having conversations. Today we are a community of more than 3,000 women globally…and last week we discovered the power of virtual community and connection. On April 8th,…

Member Spotlight: Hon. Elizabeth Laporte

ChIPs Member Spotlight: Hon. Elizabeth Laporte Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte (Ret.) spent more than two decades as a United States magistrate judge for the Northern District of California. As Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California (2013 to 2015), she presided…

Rachel Krevans Scholarship Past Winners: Where Are They Now?

In 2018, ChIPs established the Rachel Krevans Scholarship to encourage women to pursue careers in intellectual property law. We established the scholarship to honor the memory of Rachel Krevans, a renowned intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP, and to promote diversity in IP,…

Member Spotlight: Mindy Morton

ChIPs Member Spotlight: Mindy Morton Mindy Morton is an Internet and Intellectual Property Litigator at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch. Mindy’s practice focuses on internet and intellectual property litigation. She litigates cutting-edge cases at the intersection of technology and free speech issues. She defends internet…