ChIPsters on the Front Lines: Tackling Pro Bono Cases

For the first time in decades, people are saying “thank God for the lawyers.” ChIPsters have been hard at work tackling pro bono cases for women and other underrepresented groups. They’re devoting their precious free time to social causes they believe in. Now more than…

Laura Ashley Harris Awarded 2018 Rachel Krevans Scholarship

In a phone interview with Laura Ashley Harris  ChIPs asked our first ever scholarship receipt about her passion for IP and post law school plans. Ever since she was a child, Laura Ashley Harris knew she was interested in a career in law. While she…

ChIPster Spotlight: Payton Iheme

By Tyeesha Dixon

‘17 ChIPs Global Summit speaker Payton Iheme started her career traveling the globe for the Army and went on to be a senior adviser to the Obama administration. Now, as Facebook’s public policy chief, Payton guides the social networking giant’s approach to sensitive issues around the world.

ChIPster Spotlight: Kathi Cover

ChIPs exists because of our members – each of you is an important part of this vibrant, giving community that we have created together. We are constantly inspired and impressed by your different backgrounds and diverse paths you’ve taken, both in and out of the…

Thriving Through Transformation: PayPal’s Emily Ward

By Olga V. Mack and Carly O'Halloran Alameda

In 2015, Emily Ward, vice president and deputy general counsel at PayPal, was busy. Her itinerary included helping lead aspects of PayPal’s separation from eBay, aiding PayPal’s transition as its own company, organizing ChIPs’ global event in Washington DC, remaining active in her professional and…

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)…