Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates Speaks at the Summit

In a wide-ranging discussion on the final day of the 2017 ChIPs Global Summit, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates talked about her path to becoming a lawyer, those fateful 10 days at the Acting Attorney General and her lack of desire — for now…

Intuit Lawyer Takes GC Spot at Tanium

Excerpt from The Recorder

Anirma Gupta, former vice president and deputy general counsel at Intuit Inc., has joined Tanium Inc. as the company’s general counsel. She was with Intuit for more than 11 years, working on intellectual property, anti-piracy work and product counseling… Read The Full Article »

2015 Innovator Awards: Mallun Yen

Excerpt from The Recorder

When RPX Corp. brought together more than 40 technology companies last year to license 4,000 Rockstar patents for $900 million, Cisco Systems Inc. general counsel Mark Chandler hailed the defensive patent aggregator for organizing “a consortium of unprecedented scale.” How complex and innovative was the…

The Rise of Stiletto Networks – Top 5 Women’s Power Circles

Entrepreneur.com

Based in: Silicon Valley Co-founders: Anirma Gupta, Deputy General Counsel, Intuit Noreen Krall, Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Michelle Lee, Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office Julie Mar-Spinola, VP Legal, Alta Devices Mona Sabet, VP, Business Development, Cadence Design Systems Emily Ward,…

The Clients Are Real, the Pitches Are Just for Practice

Excerpt from The Recorder

In-house counsel get pitched all the time, but they often see the same faces. On Thursday, they saw some new ones, thanks to an event aimed at giving female associates and junior partners a chance to practice winning business.  “We see a lot of pitches, but—no…

Women’s work-Three steps closer to gender equality

Excerpt from The Recorder

The Recorder invited Mallun Yen, the executive vice president of RPX and the former head of global IP at Cisco, to deliver the keynote address at a Sept. 25 reception honoring The Recorder’s 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law. Below is a condensed version of…

Long-time Googler will head Silicon Valley patent office

By Joe Mullin, Tech Policy Editor at ars Technica

Michelle Lee, a former Google attorney who was one of the first corporate lawyers to speak out about the harmful effects of patent trolls, will be the director of a new ‘satellite office’ of the US Patent and Trademark Office. The move was announced Friday…

Cisco’s Top Patent Lawyer in Rarified Air

By Brenda Sandburg

Cisco Systems’ Mallun Yen

When Robert Barr decided to leave his post as Cisco Systems Inc.’s chief patent counsel, the company didn’t have to search for a successor. General Counsel Mark Chandler had just one candidate in mind: Mallun Yen. For the past three years, Yen has served as Cisco’s director of intellectual property.

“Mallun has three primary attributes that made her a very logical successor,” Chandler said. “She’s incredibly smart, tough as nails and a great team player.”

Yen, who recently returned from maternity leave, took the helm Monday as managing director of worldwide IP.

She-roes: Women Strive to Promote Their Own in Silicon Valley IP Law

Excerpt from www.abajournal.com

Never underestimate the power of visible trailblazers. They were sorely lacking when Anirma Gupta began as a patent attorney in 1993. “The firm I worked at had no intellectual property partners in the electrical/mechanical field,” says the deputy general counsel for litigation and IP at Intuit…

‘Chipsters’ Lobby For More Women In Silicon Valley Legal Departments

Excerpt from The Grindstone

We all know that women are underrepresented in the tech world. Turns out they are also sparse in tech companies’ legal departments. But that kind of gender heterogeny won’t be possible in the next generation, if a group of women who call themselves the Chipsters…