New Legal Industry Diversity & Inclusion Survey Goes Beyond Headcount

SAN FRANCISCO (October 30, 2018) – ChIPs, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and connecting women in technology, law, and policy, has released the results of their ground-breaking Inclusion Blueprint Survey, a joint initiative with Diversity Lab that measures gender diversity in law firm leadership as well…

Leveraging the ‘Me,Too’ Movement

By ChIPs Indianapolis Chapter

Starting from the non-controversial presumption that women are no less intelligent or capable than men, one would expect that increased opportunities for women would have fundamentally increased the numbers of women in positions traditionally occupied by men

ChIPs Names U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono to Hall of Fame

SAN FRANCISCO (Monday, July 9, 2018) — ChIPs is delighted to announce its 2018 Hall of Fame honoree, U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a barrier breaker who has dedicated her life to public service. Hirono blazed a trail from Honolulu to Washington, D.C., becoming Hawaii’s…

6 Things I Learned from the ChIPs ALI Program

By Minna Fingerhood

The 2018 ChIPs ALI Program held June 12 and 13 in San Francisco gave female high school students and recent graduates a unique introduction to the world of high-tech law. Over the course of the two-day program, 30 students from across the Bay Area gained exposure…

Rachel Krevans Scholarship Featured in the SF Daily Journal

By Caroline Hart, Daily Journal Staff Writer

Rachel Krevans, a leading intellectual property attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP for over 30 years who died last year of cancer, has been honored with a scholarship in her name… Read full article…

ChIPs Announces Rachel Krevans Scholarship

ChIPs announced today the launch of the Rachel Krevans Scholarship for women law students interested in a career in intellectual property.

ChIPs established the scholarship in 2018 to honor the memory of Rachel Krevans, a renowned intellectual property litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP, and to promote diversity in IP, a practice area central to ChIPs’ roots.

Bench and Bar Event in New York

By Lisa Knight

The New York Chapter of ChIPs held its second event “ChIPs Goes To Court!” on May 1, 2018. The event was held in the law library of the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on the 25th floor over looking lower Manhattan. The evening featured a very robust…

What do you do when you notice that you are the only women in the courtroom?

By Annsley Merelle Ward

Post originally published on LinkedIn. Last year, on International Women’s Day, I was in the middle of a complex patent trial in London. On that day in the courtroom there were about 40+ individuals, including the judge, barristers, solicitors, instructing in-house lawyers, experts, transcript writers and…

New York Chapter Launches With Energized Crowd

NEW YORK — The newly formed New York Chapter of ChIPs held its inaugural event in midtown Manhattan, drawing more than 100 women from law firms, companies, academia and government. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska of the Southern District of New York delivered the keynote address…