7:45 AM Reconnect: Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM Welcome with Joan Toth, ChIPs Executive Director, and Dorian Daley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Oracle Corporation.

9:00 AM Innovate Now: Fireside Chat with the Honorable Kathleen O’Malley

At every stage of your career, you can innovate and grow. Learn from Judge O’Malley about taking bold risks as a woman in law and policy. Judge O’Malley will be interviewed by Heather Burke, Partner, White & Case (ChIPs NextGen Committee Co-Chair).

Judge O’Malley was a federal judge for more than 27 years, including most recently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the only court that handles appeals of patent cases. In addition to her patent expertise, O’Malley also has substantial experience with other IP issues—copyright, trademark, trade secret, and the intersection of IP and antitrust—and with other areas of federal law, including securities fraud, tax matters, multi-district litigation and white collar criminal prosecutions.

She has received numerous awards over her career including the Sedona Conference “Lifetime Achievement Award,” the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association Jefferson Medal, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association “Outstanding Public Service Award” and the Intellectual Property Owners Association “Distinguished IP Professional Award.” She was inducted into the IAM IP Hall of Fame by Intellectual Asset Management and was named a lifetime honorary member of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel. The Kathleen M. O’Malley Inn of Court was recently chartered in Cleveland, Ohio, as a tribute to her service. She is currently Of Counsel at Irell & Manella LLP.

9:35 AM Panel: Breaking Barriers: Advanced Advocates Who Shatter
Glass Ceilings

Women are grossly underrepresented before the USPTO and the federal bench. These women have shattered glass ceilings. Join us as they share their pivots, successes, and failures and how they found the strength to keep going.

  • Laurie Charrington, Netflix, Head of Patent Litigation
  • Judge Lucy Koh, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is the first Korean American woman to serve on a federal appellate court in the United States. She is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Sarah Piepmeier, partner, Perkins Coie
  • Meredith Price, moderator, Associate General Counsel, Client Computing Group Legal, Intel Corporation (NextGen Committee Co-Chair)

10:20 AM Reconnect: Networking Break

10:50 AM Interactive Mindset Workshop: Learn what impacts your willpower and how to approach your day featuring Dr. Alia Crum, Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Principal Investigator of the Stanford Mind & Body Lab

12:15 PM Reconnect: Networking Lunch

1:15 PM Panel: Internal Politics: Behind the Scenes with Partners and In-house Counsel: Go behind the scenes and learn how to get and keep clients, develop relationships across the legal ecosystem, and collaborate with integrity.

  • Esha Bandyopadhyay, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • Carolyn Herzog, Chief Legal Officer, Elastic
  • Sharre Lotfollohi, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Cynthia Rosser, Head of Privacy, IP and Regulatory Affairs, DocuSign
  • Heather Burke, moderator, Partner, White & Case (NextGen Committee Co-Chair)

2:10 PM Workshop: Brand, Network, Connections: How to use social media to advance your career. In this interactive exercise, hear from two lawyers who have developed their brand online and participate in a hands-on workshop with a leading social media and brand strategist, to develop your brand, network, and connect to expand your community online.

3:00 PM Reconnect: Networking Break

3:30 PM Closing Fireside Chat: Blazing a trail and maintaining balance: In conversation with Wei Chen, General Counsel of Infoblox, previously with Salesforce and Sun Microsystems, founder of the Atticus Project for open source AI for contracts; interviewed by Melissa Ruiz, Associate at Steckler Wayne Cherry & Love (NextGen Committee Co-Chair)

4:15 PM Reconnect: Networking Reception

 Agenda as of 8/9/22, subject to change