ChIPs ALI Program for High School Girls Completes Its Second Year

Engagement and commitment of our members are two primary reasons for ChIPs’ success. As part of our mission, ChIPs seeks to motivate, train and provide opportunities to the next generation of women leaders exploring careers in technology, law and policy. To that end, ChIPs is…

Thriving Through Transformation: PayPal’s Emily Ward

By Olga V. Mack and Carly O'Halloran Alameda

In 2015, Emily Ward, vice president and deputy general counsel at PayPal, was busy. Her itinerary included helping lead aspects of PayPal’s separation from eBay, aiding PayPal’s transition as its own company, organizing ChIPs’ global event in Washington DC, remaining active in her professional and…

ChIPs PNW Chapter Hosts Mediation Strategies Panel

On May 10, 2016, the ChIPs Pacific Northwest Chapter hosted an exciting panel discussion regarding mediation strategies and insights, featuring the perspective of retired US District Court Judge Faith Hochberg, now working as a full-time mediator and arbitrator, and esteemed litigators in private and corporate…

Intuit Lawyer Takes GC Spot at Tanium

Excerpt from The Recorder

Anirma Gupta, former vice president and deputy general counsel at Intuit Inc., has joined Tanium Inc. as the company’s general counsel. She was with Intuit for more than 11 years, working on intellectual property, anti-piracy work and product counseling… Read The Full Article »

2015 Innovator Awards: Mallun Yen

Excerpt from The Recorder

When RPX Corp. brought together more than 40 technology companies last year to license 4,000 Rockstar patents for $900 million, Cisco Systems Inc. general counsel Mark Chandler hailed the defensive patent aggregator for organizing “a consortium of unprecedented scale.” How complex and innovative was the…

ChIPs Co-Founder Michelle Lee Confirmed as Director of the USPTO

We are thrilled to offer our heartfelt congratulations to ChIPs co-founder and board member emeritus Michelle Lee, who was confirmed on March 9th by the US Senate as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office…

The Rise of Stiletto Networks – Top 5 Women’s Power Circles

Entrepreneur.com

Based in: Silicon Valley Co-founders: Anirma Gupta, Deputy General Counsel, Intuit Noreen Krall, Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Michelle Lee, Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office Julie Mar-Spinola, VP Legal, Alta Devices Mona Sabet, VP, Business Development, Cadence Design Systems Emily Ward,…

The Clients Are Real, the Pitches Are Just for Practice

Excerpt from The Recorder

In-house counsel get pitched all the time, but they often see the same faces. On Thursday, they saw some new ones, thanks to an event aimed at giving female associates and junior partners a chance to practice winning business.  “We see a lot of pitches, but—no…

Making a Winning Pitch

ChIPs is pleased to announce its inaugural “Making a Winning Pitch” event. We are providing a group of sponsor law firms an opportunity to participate in a mock pitch session before a panel of senior in-house decision makers. This will be an invaluable forum for high-potential associates and junior partners to gain experience in both creating and presenting pitches to in-house clients and prospects.

Women’s work-Three steps closer to gender equality

Excerpt from The Recorder

The Recorder invited Mallun Yen, the executive vice president of RPX and the former head of global IP at Cisco, to deliver the keynote address at a Sept. 25 reception honoring The Recorder’s 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law. Below is a condensed version of…