ChIPs names new Executive Director and Director of Community

Katherine Minarik, chair of the ChIPs board of directors, has announced two new staff members to fulfill important roles on the ChIPs team. “I could not be more excited to introduce you all to Joan Toth, our new Executive Director, and Jennifer Hagan, director of community…

Chips Names Nina Totenberg to the Hall Of Fame

ChIPs is delighted to announce our 2021 Hall of Fame honoree, Nina Totenberg. Ms. Totenberg is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent and began her journalism career at a time when women were a rarity in the newsroom. Ms. Totenberg’s coverage of the Supreme Court and…

Change is in the Air for Spring – ChIPs Board Leadership Updates

In March 2021, ChIPs Board Chair and Co-founder Noreen Krall, Chief Litigation Officer at Apple, moved to Board Director Emeritus status, and the ChIPs Board of Directors unanimously elected Board Member Katherine Minarik, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Coinbase, into the role of…

ChIPs Names Ursula Burns to the Hall of Fame

We’re delighted to announce our 2020 Hall of Fame honoree – barrier breaking business executive, CEO and corporate board director Ursula Burns. Ms. Burns, who has extensive international experience of large companies confronting technology change of their industries, is the Retired Chairman and CEO of…

Victoria Espinel Joins ChIPs Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO (October 15, 2020) ChIPs, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women in technology, law and policy, proudly welcomes longtime supporter, Victoria Espinel, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Espinel is a highly respected authority on the intersection of technology innovation, global markets, and…

Congratulations to the IAM Media Top Patent Professionals!

Congratulations to the many ChIPsters who made IAM Media’s list of Top Patent Professionals. We’re incredibly proud that there are over 100 ChIPs members on this list! The IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class,…

The Summer of ChIPs: Our Lineup of Student Programming

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of summer programming for ChIPs Student members. Summer is an important time for students to build their professional skills and network. Typically this starts with their summer programs, but this year, due to COVID-19, summer programs have gone remote,…

Our Pro Bono Opportunity Portal: A Partnership with Paladin

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Paladin, an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice by helping legal teams run more efficient pro bono programs. Through the nationwide disaster relief pro bono portal developed jointly with the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s Disaster Legal Services…

Marie Weisfeiler Awarded 2020 Rachel Krevans Scholarship

Congratulations to Marie Weisfeiler, of Columbia Law School, recipient of our 2020 Rachel Krevans Scholarship! Growing up, Marie’s family instilled in her the importance of diverse ideas and perspectives. Having fled their native land under the threat of tyranny and persecution and being welcomed into…

Embracing Change and Uncertainty: a Conversation

By Annsley Merelle Ward

On April 3, 2020,  Laetitia Benard in Paris and I in London welcomed ChIPsters across Europe (and the US) for a virtual event on change and uncertainty. Joined by ChIPs Board Members Jennifer Yokoyama (Deputy GC of IP Group and Chief IP Counsel at Microsoft),…