Building Patent Pathways Through Mentorship  

Patent practitioners can use their learned experience to increase diversity in the field of patent law by becoming a mentor to women studying to become patent attorneys and agents. Patent Pathways™ is a Diversity & Inclusion Program dedicated to increasing numbers of registered Black women…

Perfect Your Client Pitch

ChIPs Mock Program enlists the best and brightest associates across the world for an annual event that allows them to show their skill and sharpen their weaknesses. On May 18, 2023, participants will test their ability to pitch to clients seeking representation in the ever-growing…

How to Make the Future DigitALL

ChIPs Members present clear concrete advice as to how to make the future of innovation inclusive for all.   For Women’s History Month, ChIPs is building upon the UN theme for International Women’s Day 2023, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. We asked experts…

ChIPs Online Events Focus on Inclusion

Morgan Lewis sponsored our second Accelerators webinar, which included ChIPs Board Member Sarita Venkat of Cisco. ChIPs kicked off the new year with original content focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. ChIPs Accelerators series, sponsored by Morgan Lewis February 7, discussed Diversity Hiring and…

ChIPs Impact Report Features Facts, Figures and Photos

ChIPs Board Chair Katherine Minarik thanked hundreds of ChIPs leaders and volunteers. Last year was a year to remember, and ChIPs new Impact Report outlines our top moments and milestones from 2022. Board Chair Katherine Minarik of Coinbase and ChIPs Executive Director Joan Toth open…

Prioritize Your Well-being and Thrive

Monica Phillips

The legal industry upholds certain professional standards and responsibilities, including the ability to serve clients with competence. However, survey after survey shows us that the stress and emotional toll, often embraced as evidence of a zealous commitment, is leading to a decay of integrity. It…

ChIPs Welcomes Nonprofit Communications Pro

ChIPs has a new communications lead effective January 23, 2023. Omote Ekwotafia-Thelin is a member of the California Bar and the former marketing and communications director for Young Audiences of Louisiana, where she has worked since 2016. “We are delighted to have a communications lead…

ChIPs Ends the Year ‘Bigger and Stronger than Ever’

ChIPs Network, the global organization advancing and connecting women in intellectual property and tech law and policy, emerged from the pandemic “bigger and stronger than ever,” said Joan Toth, ChIPs Executive Director. Toth noted that ChIPs membership increased 40% and in-person events set new records…

Record Attendance At ChIPs Global Summit

Melissa Andrieux of Dorf & Nelson spoke on Access, Equity and Allies at ChIPs Global Summit 2022. Nearly 700 women in tech, law and policy from around the world gathered in San Francisco October 27-28 for the ChIPs Global Summit 2022 – a record attendance…

Advocates and Pioneers Take Stage at ChIPs NextGen

Infoblox General Counsel Wei Chen spoke with Melissa Ruiz of Steckler Wayne Cherry & Love at the ChIPs NextGen Summit. More than 170 women early in their careers attended ChIPs NextGen Summit 2022 and heard from pioneers and advocates advancing women in diversity in tech,…

Hall of Fame and Honor Roll recognize excellence

Pillsbury Chair Emeritus Mary Cranston received the ChIPs Hall of Fame Award in San Francisco. ChIPs Week 2022 included three presentations recognizing the “best of the best” in tech, law and policy in San Francisco. More than 150 industry leaders attended ChIPs Hall of Fame…

Lawyers Begin ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp

Seventeen in-house lawyers began a journey to the top of their profession at ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp. ChIPs Network, the global membership organization for women in tech, law and policy, has launched a 12-month course for in-house attorneys who want to advance to the…