World Intellectual Property Day

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…

ChIPs Roundup – April 18

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 this…

Congratulations to Kathi Vidal on Her Confirmation!

Former ChIPs Advisory Board member, Winston & Strawn Partner, and Presidential Nominee 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…

Chapter Insights Q&A, Twin Cities Chapter (Minnesota, USA)

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! Thank you for helping us celebrate International Women’s Day (#IWD22) (#breakthebias) all month long! Help us recognize the great work you are doing to recognize and elevate women’s voices in leadership and break the bias so we can create more equality now for…

$25,000 ChIPs Donation from Noreen Krall

ChIPs is delighted to announce that Noreen Krall, one of the seven founders of ChIPs, has donated $25,000 to its scholarship fund. The fund, which started in 2018, was created in memory of Rachel Krevans by Morrison and Forrester to support law school students. “I…

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…