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),…

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…

Take Your Seat at the Bench: An Evening with the IP/Tech Judges

By Eibhlin Vardy

Post originally published on the IPKat Blog. Instead of sitting on this side of the Court room – whether as a barrister, solicitor, client, or member of the public – have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the bench? What…

Technology, Politics, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Bias and Women!

By Mona Sabet

Lately I’ve been on a mission to get event organizers (be they corporations, industry associations or various firms) to appreciate the abundance of women with incredible expertise in a variety of trending topics that are available to speak at their often male dominated conferences. As…

Leveraging the ‘Me,Too’ Movement

By ChIPs Indianapolis Chapter

Starting from the non-controversial presumption that women are no less intelligent or capable than men, one would expect that increased opportunities for women would have fundamentally increased the numbers of women in positions traditionally occupied by men

6 Things I Learned from the ChIPs ALI Program

By Minna Fingerhood

The 2018 ChIPs ALI Program held June 12 and 13 in San Francisco gave female high school students and recent graduates a unique introduction to the world of high-tech law. Over the course of the two-day program, 30 students from across the Bay Area gained exposure…

Bench and Bar Event in New York

By Lisa Knight

The New York Chapter of ChIPs held its second event “ChIPs Goes To Court!” on May 1, 2018. The event was held in the law library of the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on the 25th floor over looking lower Manhattan. The evening featured a very robust…

What do you do when you notice that you are the only women in the courtroom?

By Annsley Merelle Ward

Post originally published on LinkedIn. Last year, on International Women’s Day, I was in the middle of a complex patent trial in London. On that day in the courtroom there were about 40+ individuals, including the judge, barristers, solicitors, instructing in-house lawyers, experts, transcript writers and…

Silicon Valley Chapter Toasts to the Holidays

By Nancy (Xiaowen) Song and Olivia Manning

Tuesday November 28 the Silicon Valley ChIPs chapter turned up the holiday hits, decked the halls of Shearman & Sterling LLP, and hosted this year’s Holiday Shopping Party.

The ChIPs ALI Program: What We Learned

By Sarina Deb

One of ChIPs’ core commitments is to motivate, educate, and inspire the next generation of women leaders and innovators. As one of those young women, I was fortunate to participate in the second annual ChIPs Advocacy Leadership Innovation (ALI) Program for Teen Girls. Day 1:…