ChIPs Co-Founder Michelle Lee Confirmed as Director of the USPTO

We are thrilled to offer our heartfelt congratulations to ChIPs co-founder and board member emeritus Michelle Lee, who was confirmed on March 9th by the US Senate as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office…

Making a Winning Pitch

ChIPs is pleased to announce its inaugural “Making a Winning Pitch” event. We are providing a group of sponsor law firms an opportunity to participate in a mock pitch session before a panel of senior in-house decision makers. This will be an invaluable forum for high-potential associates and junior partners to gain experience in both creating and presenting pitches to in-house clients and prospects.

ChIPs featured in Stiletto Network

Congratulations to Pamela Ryckman, celebrated author and journalist, on the May 16, 2013 launch of her book, Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business. We are proud that Pamela featured ChIPs as an example of a group of…

We are often asked about how we came up with the idea of ChIPs…

The idea of ChIPs was first “conceived” by co-founders Julie Mar-Spinola and Mallun Yen in 2005, when Mallun was promoted to the top patent counsel position at Cisco Systems. The Recorder wrote an article (Rarefied Air) about Mallun’s promotion and interviewed Julie (then of Atmel)…