Marie Weisfeiler Awarded 2020 Rachel Krevans Scholarship

Congratulations to Marie Weisfeiler, of Columbia Law School, recipient of our 2020 Rachel Krevans Scholarship! For her undergraduate degree, Marie attended UC Berkeley where she studied physics and received a Student Service Award for her work mentoring female transfer students to help them integrate 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),…

We’re All in This Together: Atlanta Virtual Event Recap

We are all in this together. ChIPs was formed through personal connection – seven women joining forces, and having conversations. Today we are a community of more than 3,000 women globally…and last week we discovered the power of virtual community and connection. On April 8th,…

Member Spotlight: Hon. Elizabeth Laporte

ChIPs Member Spotlight: Hon. Elizabeth Laporte Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte (Ret.) spent more than two decades as a United States magistrate judge for the Northern District of California. As Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California (2013 to 2015), she presided…

Rachel Krevans Scholarship Past Winners: Where Are They Now?

In 2018, ChIPs established the Rachel Krevans Scholarship to encourage women to pursue careers in intellectual property law. We established the scholarship to honor the memory of Rachel Krevans, a renowned intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP, and to promote diversity in IP,…

Member Spotlight: Mindy Morton

ChIPs Member Spotlight: Mindy Morton Mindy Morton is an Internet and Intellectual Property Litigator at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch. Mindy’s practice focuses on internet and intellectual property litigation. She litigates cutting-edge cases at the intersection of technology and free speech issues. She defends internet…

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Girls Have No Limits

In the past decade, only 4% of patents have been held by solely by women inventors, despite the groundbreaking contributions by amazing women in IP across the globe. As an organization focused on the advancement of women across tech policy and law, our chapters are…

Community – Empowering and Fun in DC

by Annette Puente

On January 14, 2020, the ChIPs DC chapter came together with Betsy Fisher to put on 2020: New Year, New You. ChIPs asked a new DC ChIPster to write about her experience as a first time ChIPs event attendee. Below, Annette Puente shares her impressions…

ChIPs Welcomes Next Generation of Board Members

SAN FRANCISCO (February 19, 2020) — ChIPs, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women in technology, law and policy, welcomed four new board directors last month.  Effective January 1, 2020, Katherine Minarik (General Counsel, Dyson-Americas), Sarita Venkat, (Head of IP Transactions, Apple Inc.), Cyndi Wheeler…

Welcome to Our New Online ChIPs Member Community

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new ChIPs Member Community, an online community platform designed exclusively for ChIPs members. This community will be the hub for all ChIPs member communications and news, as well as the place for our members to join one…