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…

Philadelphia Chapter Launches with Sold-out Event

On the eve of Women’s History Month, Philadelphia launched one of ChIPs newest chapters. It’s hard to upstage Philadelphia’s latest architectural crown jewel, the Comcast Technology Center – a 1,121-foot skyscraper with 60 unique stories. However, on February 21, 2019, it wasn’t only the building’s…

New York Chapter Event: Grow, Transform, & Succeed

More than 100 ChIPsters gathered in Bryant Park for a panel entitled: Grow, Transform, and Succeed: Taking Charge of Your Career and Thriving with Change LIKE A BOSS The New York Chapter of ChIPs held its latest event at Dechert LLP in midtown Manhattan, drawing…

Michelle K. Lee Honored in “CBS Cares” #SEEHER PSA Campaign

The CBS Corporation and the Association of National Advertisers recently paid tribute to the Honorable Michelle K. Lee in their #SEEHER PSA Campaign to Celebrate Women’s History Month.  Michelle is being honored for being the first woman director of the United States Patent and Trademark…

Boston Chapter Launches with Fireside Chat

Congratulations to the Boston Chapter Leadership for a successful launch in November! ChIPs Board Director Dorian Daley spoke in a fireside chat to guests from law firms, corporate legal departments, and academia at Analog Devices’ headquarters. WilmerHale and Finnegan sponsored this great event. Guests were…

New York Chapter Event: Poker Divas

Think law and poker have nothing in common? Think again. In November, our New York Chapter members joined Poker Divas and learned how to win big in business using the strategies of poker. They learned how to use key poker skills – like reading other…

ChIPsters on the Front Lines: Tackling Pro Bono Cases

For the first time in decades, people are saying “thank God for the lawyers.” ChIPsters have been hard at work tackling pro bono cases for women and other underrepresented groups. They’re devoting their precious free time to social causes they believe in. Now more than…