Amy Weaver of Salesforce to Open ChIPs Global Summit

Amy Weaver, president and chief financial officer of Salesforce, will open the ChIPs Global Summit 2022, Thursday, October 27 in San Francisco. Weaver will be interviewed by Jennifer Yokoyama, ChIPs Board Member and Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft, at 9 a.m. PT.…

NextGen Summit Will Take Women to Next Level

ChIPs NextGen Summit is back in person October 26 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco with a full-day program designed to advance ChIPs members early in their careers to “blaze their own trail.”     Retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Kathleen O’Malley will kick off…

ChIPs Honors Five Firms for Inclusion Excellence

ChIPs, the global organization of women in law, tech and policy, has named five firms to its Honor Roll for 2022. Morgan Lewis and Nixon Peabody have been recognized for Excellence in Inclusion for All. The firms of Orrick, Perkins Coie, and WilmerHale have been…

ChIPs Rises Down Under with New Chapter

  ChIPs, the international organization of women in tech, law, intellectual property and policy, has a new chapter on a new continent — Australia and New Zealand. The new Chapter — which already has more than 50 members — will hold its inaugural event Friday, September…

ChIPs to Induct Mary Cranston in Hall of Fame

SAN FRANCISCO (July 11, 2022) – ChIPs, the international organization of women in tech, law, intellectual property and policy, will induct Mary B. Cranston into its Hall of Fame. The Chair Emeritus of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP will be honored at the ChIPs Hall…

ChIPs Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

June 3, 2022, San Francisco  ChIPs is pleased to announce the 2022 ChIPs Scholarship recipients. Congratulations to Rachael Geiger of Santa Clara University School of Law and Niki Camateros-Mann of University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law,  who were each awarded $10,000.   Geiger…

Kathi Vidal to Keynote ChIPs Global Summit 2022

May 18, 2022 – San Francisco Kathi Vidal, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will address the ChIPs Global Summit 2022, Friday, October 28 in San Francisco. The Global Summit will be held…

World Intellectual Property Day Focuses on Youth

ChIPs started in 2005 when seven women chiefs in intellectual property came together to find ways to increase access and opportunities for women in IP.    Today we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2022 focused on IP and youth innovating for a better future. We recognize…

Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed at Supreme Court

ChIPs Celebrates Three Historic Nominations   Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation as the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the first Black woman to serve on the bench. We are thrilled to witness this historic confirmation and…

Former ChIPs Board Member Will Lead USPTO

Former ChIPs Advisory Board member and Winston & Strawn partner Kathi Vidal has been confirmed by the United States Senate as Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Kathi will lead the USPTO’s 13,000+…

ChIPs Closeup: Q&A with Twin Cities Chapter

Kirsten Donaldson, Vice President, Legal, Digital Media Association (DiMA)   Robin Sannes, Partner, Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC    Q. When did the chapter form?   “The chapter formed in 2019 and celebrated with a launch party at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN hosted by the…

Celebrating International Women’s Day All Month Long

Hello, ChIPsters—thanks for helping us celebrate International Women’s Day all month long.! Here are some of the initiatives led by members and member organizations: Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium, part two: Trends and opportunities Register today for part two of our Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium.  This event focuses on…