ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit, October 2013

We are delighted to report that our second annual ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit was a great success thanks to our extraordinary speakers, enthusiastic attendees, and generous sponsors. On October 2, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC, over 300 women from more…

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Excerpt from The Recorder

 

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ChIPs featured in Stiletto Network by author and journalist Pamela Ryckman

Congratulations to Pamela Ryckman, celebrated author and journalist, on the May 16, 2013 launch of her book, Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business. We are proud that Pamela featured ChIPs as an example of a group of…

ChIPs Hall of Fame Nominations 2013

ChIPs is now accepting nominations for our 2013 Hall of Fame. The ChIPs Hall of Fame award was created to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of individuals in the IP field who have shown a demonstrated commitment to the ChIPs’ mission. For detailed information or to…

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Excerpt from The Legal 500

 

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USPTO Hiring Judges for its Patent Trial and Appeals Board

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is hiring judges for its Patent Trial and Appeals Board. If interested, please see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336746200. It’s an interesting, important and impactful job.

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Excerpt from Ars Technica

 

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The move was announced Friday afternoon at a conference about software patents, sponsored by Santa Clara University.

 

Lee is a Silicon Valley native who grew up in Saratoga, California, with a father who worked as an engineer in the semiconductor industry. While studying for a PhD in computer science, she decided to switch routes and study intellectual property law. “It dawned on me that there were some pretty important legal issues that were being decided, that were hugely influenced by new technological innovation,” Lee told the San Jose Business Journal earlier this year. She left a partnership at Fenwick & West, a well-known Silicon Valley law firm, to join Google in 2003.

 

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Cisco’s Top Patent Lawyer in Rarified Air

Cisco Systems’ Mallun Yen

When Robert Barr decided to leave his post as Cisco Systems Inc.’s chief patent counsel, the company didn’t have to search for a successor. General Counsel Mark Chandler had just one candidate in mind: Mallun Yen. For the past three years, Yen has served as Cisco’s director of intellectual property.

“Mallun has three primary attributes that made her a very logical successor,” Chandler said. “She’s incredibly smart, tough as nails and a great team player.”

Yen, who recently returned from maternity leave, took the helm Monday as managing director of worldwide IP.

We are often asked about how we came up with the idea of ChIPs…

The idea of ChIPs was first “conceived” by co-founders Julie Mar-Spinola and Mallun Yen in 2005, when Mallun was promoted to the top patent counsel position at Cisco Systems. The Recorder wrote an article (Rarefied Air) about Mallun’s promotion and interviewed Julie (then of Atmel)…

ChIPs Now Has A Website!

We started as a small group of seven women and have steadily grown through word of mouth. As we continue to expand our network, we have launched a website to better communicate with our members and community. If you share our mission, we encourage you…