Building off the success of our wildly popular pre-Summit mock exercises, the inaugural 2016 Next Gen Summit was held September 14, 2016 at WilmerHale and Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC.
CHIPS WOMEN IN TECH, LAW AND POLICY GLOBAL SUMMIT 2016
Last updated 7/18/16
The 2016 ChIPs Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit concluded on September 16, 2017. View the recap of the event here.
SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2016
We’re pleased to announce that the 5th Annual ChIPs Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit will take place September 14-16, 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC. Events will be as follows:
Mock Damages Trial & ChIPs Next Gen Summit – morning and afternoon (hosted at WilmerHale and Sidley Austin. Limited capacity; by application.)
Hall of Fame/Speakers Dinner, honoring US CTO Megan Smith – evening (Limited capacity; by invitation only.)
Main Summit – 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Reception – 6:00 PM
Hosted After-Parties – 7:00 PM
Main Summit continues – 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Take a look at the list of 2016 ChIPs Global Summit Attendee Organizations
This year, we are excited to feature fireside chats with USPTO Director Michelle K. Lee, Sen. Mazie Hirono, NPR Supreme Court Correspondent Nina Totenberg, and Amy Schulman of Polaris Partners; Oracle’s Dorian Daley and DOJ’s Renata Hesse on how the private sector and regulators can work together to enable innovation; all five women federal circuit judges; Judge Freeman of ND Cal on the new federal Defend Trade Secrets Act; Chief Judge Lynn of ND Texas on patent validity; Mary Cranston, Erika Rottenberg and Jamie Gorelick on steps women lawyers can take to land board positions; Pattie Sellers of Fortune on storytelling; and Kieran Snyder of Textio on using tools to reduce bias in the hiring process and much more! Please click the Speakers tab to the left to see the full list of confirmed speakers. Be sure to check back for new speakers in the coming months.
Past Summits have been sold-out events, bringing together hundreds of women from a wide array of backgrounds to advance the progress of innovation, leadership and equality. Past speakers have included members of government such as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and FTC Chair Edith Ramirez; board directors, CEOs and founders, and journalists such as Mary Cranston (Visa, Juniper, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Boards), Julie Hanna (Kiva.org; PAGE), Heidi Messer (Collective[i]), Kara Goldin (HintWater) and Pattie Sellers (Fortune); and attorneys such as Dorian Daley (Oracle GC), Louise Pentland (Paypal GC; Hitachi Board), and Erika Rottenberg (former SVP/GC of LinkedIn).
Feedback following the 2015 Tenth Anniversary Summit includes:
“Once again Chips put on a fantastic and uniquely inspirational event. I met several women attending for the first time and they were just blown away by the content, the organization, and the deftness of touch shown by hitting, and providing proven tools to address, so many issues that affect us all. …Post-summit, I am inspired, awed, and empowered and very grateful that you founders thought to expand your talents and message nationally.”
“Amazing attendees, phenomenal speakers, and great USEFUL advice. …The vibrancy of the community that has grown from a lunch club is nothing short of awe-inspiring.”
“This was my first time attending the Summit, and I have to tell you, it was one of the highlights of my 10 year career in IP law. Thank you for making it such a terrific, educational, and empowering event. I’m already looking forward to next year.”
Click to learn more about the 2015 ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
5:00P Hall of Fame/Speakers Reception and Dinner (limited capacity; by invitation only)
Presenter: Payton Iheme
Honoree: Megan Smith
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
MANDARIN & GRAND FOYERS
7:30A Registration and Continental Breakfast
Self-organized Committee, Chapter, New Initiative Meet-ups
8:30A Welcome, Mallun Yen
9:00A Fireside Chat with Nina Totenberg and Jamie Gorelick (0.50 MCLE)
Moderator: Noreen Krall
9:25A Federal Circuit Judges Panel (0.50 MCLE)
Speakers: Hon. Sharon Prost, Hon. Pauline Newman, Hon. Kimberly Moore,
Hon. Kathleen O’Malley, Hon. Kara Stoll
Moderator: Kathi Cover
10:05 A Latest Topics in Software Copyright – These industry experts discuss latest topics in software copyright, including whether the role of copyright in protection of software is likely to expand after Alice, the scope of software copyrightability after Oracle v. Google, and the role of “transformative use” in fair use of copyright. (0.50 MCLE)
Speakers: Annette L. Hurst, Professor Pamela Samuelson
Moderator: Dorian Daley
10:50A Concurrent Session 1 Break-outs
A. Hot Topics in Washington – Views from Inside the Beltway. With shadow cabinets already in formation, these Washington insiders give us a quick view of what’s hot during this election year and what you need to know to prepare your company as we go into a new administration. Topics discussed include the prospects for Supreme Court and other judicial nominees, potential legislation for patents, copyrights and trade secrets, and tips for how best to navigate major transitions. (0.75 MCLE)
Speakers: Tekedra N. Mawakana, Philippa Scarlett, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Ryan Triplette
Moderator: Karin Norton
B. The Defend Trade Secrets Act and a System Breach by Hackers: What Does It Mean for Your Trade Secrets?This session will address three significant developments concerning trade secrets: (1) the new protections offered by the Defend Trade Secrets Act, (2) what would happen to your company’s trade secrets if your company’s system is breached by hackers, and (3) view from the bench on trade secret cases, including changes due to DTSA. These industry experts will share best practices for maintaining trade secrets, including how to mitigate loss of trade secrets due to a breach and suggested changes in practice due to the enactment of DTSA and the increase of cyberattacks. (0.75 MCLE)
Speakers: Hon. Beth Freeman, Jennifer Burdman, Lily Lim
Moderator: Jeanine Hayes
C. From High Tech to Biotech, Does a Single Test Make Sense? Diverse Industry Perspectives on Patent Eligibility. As use of Section 101 has become more widespread, tension has arisen between high tech and life sciences companies in the area of patent eligibility. Though Section 101 has proven to be valuable in curtailing the threat of NPE litigation for high tech companies, it has had some unintended consequences for other industries such as R&D-based life science companies. This panel will discuss the development of Section 101 law from various industry and judicial perspectives, as well as address the points of alignment and competition between high tech and biotech interests, the practical impact of the rulings from the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit on innovation, and the implementation of substantive law in administrative proceedings. (0.75 MCLE)
Speakers: Hon. Georgianna Braden, Isabella Fu, Laurie Hill, Jennifer Johnson
Moderator: Tracey Davies
11:35A Concurrent Session 2 Break-outs
A. Founder CEOs Who Are Changing the World. Hear from the women who founded ASILA, which combines traditional Moroccan artisans with avant-garde designers to create luxury goods, Carrie Hammer, a fashion brand using role models not runway models, StyleBee, a Y-Combinator company that brings hairstylists and makeup artists on demand, and Textio, which uses machine learning and linguistic analysis to predict and maximize the success of job listings in real time. They’ll talk about what motivated them to take the plunge, how their innovative products are changing the world, overcoming challenges and how they are positioning their companies for future growth and success.
Speakers: Manal Elattir, Carrie Hammer, Anna Santeramo, Dr. Kieran Snyder
Moderator: Mallun Yen
B. High-Stakes Tech Negotiations – Tips from ChIPs. There are many ways to “get to yes” and sign up an important transaction. This panel discusses the negotiating skills
needed to close the deal in the face of difficult adversaries, complex assets and impossible deadlines — whether IP is the focus of the deal or just one component of a multi-billion- dollar transaction. (0.75 MCLE)
Speakers: Allison Mull, Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Gillian Thackray
Moderator: Lori Lesser
C. Patent Track: Congratulations – Your Patent Has Been Allowed. When Is It Finally Final? There are multiple ways to invalidate patents via challenges in lawsuits, CBMs, IPRs, and more. What are the most effective ways to navigate your patents through the landscape and landmines of patent validity? Is there ever finality? If not, how do you best protect IP assets that are key to your business strategy? This panel will discuss strategic, tactical and process considerations for lawsuits that are pending for years while post-grant proceedings or multiple lawsuits are also proceeding in parallel. (0.75 MCLE)
Speakers: Hon. Rama Elluru, Hon. Barbara Lynn, Melissa Scanlan
Moderator: Rachel Krevans
1:20P Hall of Fame Recap and Video of Honoree Megan Smith
Speaker: Hon. Pauline Newman, Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductee 2013
1:35P Fireside Chat with Hon. Michelle K. Lee (0.50 MCLE)
Moderator: Gabrielle Higgins
2:00P Building Relationships: Do You Have What It Takes? Whether you are an in-house attorney, a member of a law firm, or a business person, relationships are critical to your success. Yet few organizations talk about and even fewer train employees on how to develop and deepen relationships. A recent groundbreaking study identifies the kinds of personal characteristics that make people successful at building relationships that lead to stronger business connections and ties. In this interactive discussion, we will explore each of the characteristics and how they manifest in our daily encounters with clients and customers.
Speakers: Jamie E. Chung, Marcia H. Sundeen, Emily Ward
Moderator: Patricia Gillette
2:50P Moving from Talk to Action – Concrete Steps to Promote Diversity and Inclusion. Despite the increased chatter about the need for diversification, the statistics regarding the advancement of women across sectors, including law firm partners, board members, CEOs and Congress are still dismal, with the rate of change remaining slow. To accelerate the pace of change, concrete steps need to be taken. In this session, we will hear what some of those actions might be. (0.75 MCLE Elimination of Bias)
Speakers: Dr. Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Patricia Gillette, Melanie Heller
Moderator: Anirma Gupta
3:50P Can Technology Solve Our Diversity Problems? Everyone who has read anything on the subject now knows that diverse organizations are more innovative, more resilient, more successful organizations. But knowing and doing are different things entirely. After years of talking about the need for more diversity in corporate America, little progress has been made. Is it time to turn to technology to solve our diversity problems? During this panel, we will discuss innovative ways that software can help us in our quest to achieve more diverse organizations.
Speakers: Dr. Patricia “Patti” A. K. Fletcher, Tami Reiss, Dr. Kieran Snyder
Moderator: Mona Sabet
4:40P Women Lawyers in the Boardroom. The number of women on public company boards has grown, but it is moving slowly. This panel will provide some background information on those numbers and the reasons behind them. In addition, the panelists, all of whom are women lawyers and directors, will tell you about their experiences in landing board seats and developing their role as effective directors. You will learn about specific steps and strategies for positioning yourself for a board opportunity. (0.75 MCLE)
Speakers: Mary Cranston, Jamie Gorelick, Erika Rottenberg
Moderator: Hillary Sale
5:30P Fireside Chat with Senator Mazie Hirono (0.50 MCLE)
Moderator: Michele Connors/Julie Mar-Spinola
5:50P First day brief wrap-up, intro to next day
ALL BALLROOM LEVEL FOYERS
6:00P Cocktail Reception
7:00P – 10:00P Hosted After Parties
Belly Dancing Lessons with Manal Elattir, Founder/CEO of ASILA (Oriental B)
Karaoke Cocktail Party Hosted by White & Case (Oriental C)
Wine Tasting and Chocolate Desserts Hosted by Brooks Kushman
(Capitol Room, Lobby Level)
Pop up Shops
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
LOBBY LEVEL GARDEN ROOM
6:25A Join us for a noncompetitive 5k run/jog/walk around the monuments starting promptly
at 6:35 a.m. Meet in Garden Room 1
7:30A Breakfast Self-organized Committee, Chapter, New Initiative Meet-ups
8:30A Welcome Julie Mar-Spinola
8:45 A New Initiatives/Committees, ChIPs NextGen and How to Get More Involved in ChIPs. One of the most effective ways to build relationships is to collaborate on matters and causes of common interest. You won’t want to miss this critical session that will provide a brief overview of current initiatives underway, how you can get more involved, new committees, chapters and subgroups in formation, and bringing a chapter to your region.
Speakers: Emily Hostage, Sarita Venkat
9:00A Fireside Chat with Pattie Sellers: Drawing upon her 32 years at Fortune magazine, where she has interviewed hundreds of CEOs and other global leaders, Pattie Sellers shares her insights on effective storytelling. How do you craft your story most effectively — and communicate it – to build your career and drive growth and press appeal?
Moderator: Kathi Vidal
9:30A The Tension Between Privacy and Security. With the balance between privacy and security more tenuous than ever, there are no easy answers. Law enforcement’s response to the need to protect national security has included issuing subpoenas for data, designating security requirements, and potential legislation. Companies that don’t comply face heavy penalties but also among other things potential loss of market share, loss of customer confidence and class action lawsuits. These industry leaders discuss the critical issues in the tension between privacy and security and the importance of striking the right balance. (1.0 MCLE)
Speakers: Nuala O’Connor, Erika Brown Lee, Erin Egan, Noreen Krall
Moderator: Jeanne Heffernan
10:30A How the Private Sector and Government Can Effectively Work Together to Enable Innovation. Careful consideration and navigation of the increasingly critical intersection
of law, technology and regulatory policy is more important to business success than ever whether you’re a Fortune 100 enterprise or an early stage start-up. The failure to do so can create roadblocks for a company with potentially devastating effects including a ban on sale of products or services or even criminal charges against executives. These industry leaders from the government and private sector discuss working together to enable innovation, navigating challenges and avoiding pitfalls, and shepherding thoughtful evolution of the law to keep up with the progress of technology and new business models. This session will then conclude with a discussion on leadership, diversity and pivotal moments. (1.25 MCLE)
Speakers: Leslie Caldwell, Dorian Daley, Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Renata Hesse,
Moderator: Mallun Yen
11:40A Closing Session – Emily Ward
12:00P Formal Program Concludes
Self-organized Committee, Chapter, New Initiative Meet-ups
HON. GEORGIANNA BRADEN | ADMINISTRATIVE PATENT JUDGE, USPTO
Georgianna Witt Braden was appointed as an Administrative Patent Judge to preside over trial proceedings under the America Invents Act and to decide appeals arising from adverse decisions of Examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Judge Braden earned a Juris Doctorate from The University of Houston Law Center, a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Louis University. Judge Braden spent ten years in private practice at Howrey, LLP, which later merged with Winston & Strawn, LLP, where she litigated intellectual property cases and prosecuted patent applications.
ERIKA BROWN LEE | CHIEF PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OFFICER, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Erika Brown Lee is the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer of the United States Department of Justice. As the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, Erika is the principal advisor to the Attorney General and DOJ senior leadership on privacy and civil liberties matters affecting the Department’s missions and operations. Erika also heads the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, and oversees the DOJ’s privacy and civil liberties programs and initiatives implemented by the Department’s 40+ components. Prior to the DOJ, Erika held several positions at the Federal Trade Commission, including investigation and enforcement in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Attorney Advisor to an FTC Commissioner, and Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Competition. Erika also worked in private practice, specializing in privacy, data security, and competition matters.
JENNIFER BURDMAN | PARTNER, KING & SPALDING
Jennifer Burdman is a partner in King & Spalding’s Washington, DC office. An experienced trial lawyer, she has successfully represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in complex, high-stakes litigations in patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and contractual matters involving IP rights, as well as before copyright tribunals in the United States. When not in the courtroom, Ms. Burdman regularly counsels clients on a broad range of matters relating to the acquisition, protection, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She invests considerable time on-site with clients, strategizing about IP-related matters and helping to implement those strategies in the business setting.
Once again, the ChIPs Global Summit will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.
1330 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024
Within walking distance of some of the nation’s most cherished monuments, the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC offers an elegant retreat in one of the world’s most important cities. Close to both Capitol Hill and the Smithsonian Institute, our hotel exudes a refined sense of style with beautifully designed rooms, a serene spa, excellent restaurants and legendary service.
The ChIPs Global Summit discounted room block at the Mandarin Oriental is currently sold out, but rooms may still be available at the hotel. To book a room at the Mandarin Oriental, please call (202) 787-6140.
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