CHAPTER LOCATIONS

Boston

Boston

The Boston Chapter formed in 2018.  Members gather for events focused on networking, professional development, legal education and more. Chapter events are open to all active members of ChIPs.

Chapter Leaders

Gauri Dhavan

Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, ZOLL Medical

Monica Grewal

Intellectual Property Partner, WilmerHale

Ruth Okediji

Professor, Harvard Law School & Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center

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Chicago

Chicago

Founded in February 2018, the Chicago Chapter has grown to include robust membership of more than 200. Its inaugural event drew more than 60 attendees for a reception and panel discussion titled “A View from the Top of the Climb.” The Chapter holds several events throughout the year.  Past events have included a mixology networking reception, an in-house dinner, and small-group discussions on diversity and inclusion.

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Colorado

Colorado
The Colorado Chapter connects women and community leaders in technology, law, and policy.  Home to the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as other government offices, universities, research centers, and high-tech industries, Colorado is a booming center of innovation.  The Colorado Chapter of ChIPs formed in 2017 and focuses on building a vibrant community through networking, education, STEM outreach, and other events.

Chapter Leaders

Chris Allyn

Senior Counsel, Boeing Digital Aviation & Analytics

Elizabeth Reagan

Sr. Patent Counsel at Terumo BCT, Inc.

Kirstin Stoll-DeBell

Partner, Merchant & Gould

Molly Kocialski

Regional Director of the Rocky Mountain USPTO

Natalie Hanlon Leh

Chief Deputy Attorney General, State of Colorado Department of Law, Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

Nina Y. Wang

U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Colorado

Tiffany Parcher

IP Counsel, Medtronic

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Chapter formed in 2017 and connects nearly 100 members who gather for events focused on networking, professional development, legal education and more. It hosts at least one event each quarter.

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London (United Kingdom)

London (United Kingdom)

The London Chapter formed in 2017 and connects hundreds of ChIPs members who gather for events focused on networking, professional development, legal education and more. The London Chapter hosts at least one event each quarter.

Chapter Leaders

Sam Funnell

Founder, Sam Funnell LLP

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Connect with the London Chapter on LinkedIn. To contact the London Chapter, email londonuk@chipsnetwork.org. Not yet a member or affiliated with a local chapter? Join ChIPs today  and receive invitations to events in your area.

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New York City

New York City

The New York City Chapter formed in 2018 and connects hundreds of ChIPs members in the New York metropolitan area.  Chapter events include networking and professional development in a collegial and supportive environment.  Key partners include the judiciary of the Southern District of New York as well as a number of law firms and corporations in the New York area.

Chapter Leaders

Allison Altersohn

Partner, King & Spalding

Caren Khoo

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Verizon

Laura Sheridan

Sr. Patent Counsel, Google

Lisa Knight

Associate General Counsel & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, American International Group, Inc.

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Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Chapter formed in 2014 as one of the first ChIPs Chapters! The Pacific Northwest Chapter connects nearly 400 members who gather for quarterly events focused on networking, professional development, legal education and more. The Chapter’s member community ranges from in-house counsel, private counsel and judges, to business development administrators, government officials and C-level executives. Our members come from a large range of industries, including information technology, computer software and electronics, footwear and apparel, automotive, and manufacturing.

Chapter sponsors include Amazon.com, Knobbe Martens, Microsoft, Perkins Coie and T-Mobile. Most of the events are held in the Seattle/Portland region, with the Silicon Valley Chapter being the next closest, just to the south, in Northern California.

 

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Chapter launched in February 2019 with a reception and panel discussion entitled “Breaking the Mold,” which is to be held at Comcast Technology Center and will be sponsored by Baker & Hostetler LLP.  The Philadelphia membership is growing fast, drawing interest from around the region, which includes numerous Fortune 500 companies, over 300 startups, and over 100 degree-granting institutions.

Events held throughout the year are led by the Philadelphia Chapter’s Steering Committee, which includes women from Comcast Cable Communications, LLC; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Teva Pharmaceuticals; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; University of Pennsylvania; Heraeus Incorporated; Draeger Medical Systems Inc.; Eagle Pharmaceuticals; Farnan LLP; Dechert LLP; and Baker & Hostetler LLP.

Chapter Leaders

Dianne Elderkin

Partner, Akin Gump

Maureen Gibbons

Senior Corporate Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Staci Julie

Senior Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Teva Pharmaceuticals

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Silicon Valley & San Francisco

Silicon Valley & San Francisco

The Silicon Valley Chapter formed in 2017 and connects nearly 300 members who gather for events focused on networking, professional development, legal education and more. The Silicon Valley Chapter hosts at least one event each quarter.

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Texas

Texas

The Texas Chapter formed in 2016 and connects nearly 250 members who gather for events focused on networking, professional development, legal education and more. The Texas Chapter hosts at least one event each quarter. It has organized events in Austin and Dallas, with plans to organize activities across the state.

Chapter Leaders

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Chapter, formerly the East Coast Chapter, formed in 2014 as one of the first ChIPs chapters! It connects nearly 200 members who gather for events focused on networking, professional development, legal education and more. The chapter is proud to collaborate with BEACON on its Startup Law 101 event for women entrepreneurs and to co-host the annual Haute Tech event in New York. Events are open to all active members of the ChIPs Network. It hosts at least one event each quarter.

Chapter Leaders

Karin Norton

Vice President & Sr. Counsel, Samsung Electronics

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To contact the Boston Chapter, email dc@chipsnetwork.org. Not yet a member or affiliated with a local chapter? Join ChIPs today  and receive invitations to events in your area.

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Student Chapters

Law school chapters operate with the support of their nearest regional chapter to create a campus community focused on the advancement of women in technology, law and policy. Student chapters are currently active at:

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington (Read about the chapter launch).
  • Santa Clara University School of Law (follow on Instagram & Facebook).

To contact the student chapter at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, email the Indianapolis Chapter at indianapolis@chipsnetwork.org. To contact the student chapter at Santa Clara University School of Law, email the Silicon Valley Chapter at siliconvalley@chipsnetwork.org.

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