Practicing IP Law and Balancing Life
  • 12 - 1 pm PST
  • Practicing IP Law and Balancing Life – A Woman’s Perspective

    A panel of women lawyers will share their perspectives on what their day-to-day life entails from what their IP practice encompasses to tips and tricks for how to balance other aspects of life.  The panelists will be of varying experience levels – from junior associates to partners.  They will be from varying industries and law firm types (e.g., big law and boutique firms).  Some panelists are moms (yes, dog moms count), wives, sisters, aunts, or cousins.  The panelists will answer a series of audience-submitted questions on what life is like as women in IP, tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way to balance their lifestyle with their career, and general insight that only women can provide.
    A hosted lunch will be included.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023 12 – 1 pm PST
    University of San Diego School of Law, Warren Hall, Court Room 303, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

    Understanding unique perspectives of women in IP


    Jill Abasto – VP and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm
    Noel Egnatios – Chief Legal Officer, DivX
    Sophia Petrichenko – 1st-year Associate, Knobbe Martens
    Melissa Shannon – 3rd-year Associate, Fish & Richardson
    Natasha E. Daughtrey – Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

    Thanks to our generous sponsors: Jones Day and the USD Intellectual Property Law Association

    This event is limited to 30 guests. We will have an active wait list. Please register through the ChIPs Community or email Jenn Hagan at