StubHub Vice President and General Counsel Stephanie Burns Joins ChIPs Board

SAN FRANCISCO (AUGUST 2, 2019) – ChIPs, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women in technology, law and policy, announced today Stephanie Burns has joined the Board of Directors. Ms. Burns is Vice President and General Counsel at StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace…

Bienvenue à Paris ChIPs! ChIPs Network Inaugural Europe Summit

On June 20, 2019 inspired by the incredible views across Paris, 50 ChIPsters gathered for the ChIPs Inaugural European brainstorming event at Allen & Overy. With representation from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Poland, Sweden, the US and the UK, in-house counsel, policy advisors…

ChIPs Names Jamie Gorelick to Hall of Fame

ChIPs is delighted to announce its 2019 Hall of Fame honoree, Jamie Gorelick, one of Washington’s best-known lawyers, whose career has spanned the legal, government and corporate landscape and who is expert at solving difficult issues at the intersection of law and policy.  Gorelick is…

Member Spotlight: Monica Grewal

ChIPs Member Spotlight: Monica Grewal Boston Chapter Leader Monica Grewal is an intellectual property partner at WilmerHale and co-chair of the firm’s Post-Grant Proceedings Practice Group. She focuses her practice on patent litigation, prosecution and post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review and covered business method…

Texas Chapter Event: What Tech Can Expect From This Texas Legislative Session

On April 12th, Austin ChIPsters gathered to learn what the 86th has in store for tech companies. They enjoyed a great presentation from Caroline Joiner (Ironclad Partners), Dana Harris (Austin Chamber of Commerce), and Nora Belcher (Texas e-Health Alliance). It was an informative and positive-energy panel,…

Texas Chapter Event: Houston Innovation-Ecosystem

Our first Houston event was a huge success! Payal Patal (Station Houston) moderated a great discussion with Gina Luna (Houston Exponential) and Tom Luby (TMC Innovation Institute). Houston is clearly making a real investment in its entrepreneurs and innovators. Thank you to our sponsor, Baker…

Pacific Northwest Chapter Event: Women in Technology & Law Roundtable

On March 26th, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ChIPs hosted a panel discussion entitled “Women in Technology & Law Roundtable”. ChIPsters from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at the Microsoft Campus to take in pearls of wisdom from our panel of seasoned IP veterans on…

Portfolia’s First Step Fund

While nearly 30% of affluent men have invested in young companies, women are just beginning to invest in innovative companies they want in the marketplace. In fact, only half of 1% of women have backed start-ups, despite controlling the bulk of the personal investable assets…

​​Hon. Michelle K. Lee Testifies at Congressional Hearing

On February 11, 2019, the USPTO released “Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents,” a report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors named on U.S. patents granted from 1976 through 2016. The report showed that women still comprise…

Heels of Justice Podcast

We’re excited to share the launch of Heels of Justice, a podcast created by ChIPsters Katherine Minarik and Sarita P. Venkat! Each episode will share the trailblazing story of a woman lawyer, some you’ve heard of and many you have not. These are the tales…

Annsley Merelle Ward Featured in JUVE Patent

European online patent publication JUVE Patent recently published “Beyond Window Dressing”, an article featuring Annsley Merelle Ward, ChIPs London Co-chair and Senior Associate at Bristows, LLP. Annsley discussed gender diversity in UK patent litigation and the work that ChIPs London is doing to change the…