Invest in Yourself at Three ChIPs Programs

Build Your Career and Nurture Your Connections

Regardless of your career stage, ChIPs offers opportunities to build your future. Learn more about initiatives like Mock Pitch Program, General Counsel Boot Camp and NextGen. 

Take advantage of ChIPs initiatives to build your career and nurture your connections. This fall, ChIPs kicks off a fall edition of ChIPs Mock Pitch Program, opens applications for the 2023 cohort of ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp, and presents a timely ChIPs NextGen Summit, Tech Law Headwinds: Adapt and Thrive. Tap in to transform your career.

ChIPs Mock Pitch Program Returns with a Focus on AI

ChIPs is excited to announce registrations are now open for the fall edition of ChIPs Mock Pitch, a virtual pitch program that enlists the best and brightest associates and junior partners to show their skill and gain confidence in pitching to clients. This fall’s pitch is scheduled for October 4th and the theme will focus on the ever-growing legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence. When two companies consider the possible implications of the recent Getty Images v. Stability AI case, they reach out to a short list of firms to protect their intellectual property and other company interests. Your firm is on that list … But you must register by August 31st.


General Counsel Boot Camp Applications Open

General Counsel Boot Camp (GC Boot Camp) is an innovative 12-month course for in-house attorneys who want to advance to the position of general counsel.

Our immersive program provides skill-building opportunities, coaching from senior leaders and experts and peer support from fellow industry leaders. GC Boot Camp is ideal for mid- to senior-level in-house counsel on a career path to general counsel, with experience leading a team and recruiting and developing talent. Candidates should be 12-24 months away from the GC role, but law firm partners with significant in-house experience are welcome to apply.

Only a limited number of participants will be accepted in the program which begins November 8th with an in-person introductory session following ChIPs Global Summit 2023 in San Francisco. Applications close on August 11, 2023.


USPTO Director Kathi Vidal poised to offer keynote at NextGen Summit 2023.

ChIPs NextGen 2023 offers prestigious speakers, MCLE Credit,* and a keynote from Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Kathi Vidal.

Alongside Director Vidal, female leaders in tech, law and policy will lead interactive workshops meant to educate and inspire.

Join more than 200 ChIPs members in the first 15 years of their careers for an opportunity to grow professionally, and network with both peers and seasoned professionals.

Topics include:

  • Owning your oral argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Designing creative career paths
  • Winning new business
  • Practical tips for using AI in your legal practice


* Note: The ChIPs NextGen Summit will be submitted for CLE credit for the following states. All CLE is currently pending state decision: CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, IL, LA, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, OR, TX, VA and WA.