O’Malley and Chen Will Keynote ChIPs NextGen Summit

Two remarkable women lawyers — retired U.S. Judge Kathleen O’Malley (pictured) and Infoblox General Counsel Wei Chen — will open and close the ChIPs NextGen Summit, October 26 in San Francisco. “The theme of ChIPs NextGen Summit is blazing your own trail, and these women representing the bench and the bar will reveal how they’ve done that,” said Monica Phillps, ChIPs director of learning, content and DEI. “Together, they have decades of experience in IP and tech industry law.”

ChIPs NextGen Summit will also feature two all-star panel discussions. “Breaking Barriers” will feature women who shattered glass ceiling at the USPTO and the federal bench. The discussion features Laurie Charrington of Netflix, Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Sarah Piepmeier of Perkins Coie. The discussion will be moderated by NextGen Co-Chair Meredith Price of Intel.

The second panel discussion — on “Internal Politics” — will go behind the scenes with partners and in-house counsel to explore how to get and keep clients, develop relationships and collaborate with integrity. The panel will feature Esha Bandyopadhyay of Fish & Richardson, Carolyn Herzog of Elastic, Sharre Lotfollohi of Kirkland & Ellis, and Cynthia Rosser of DocuSign. It will be moderated by NextGen Co-Chair Heather Burke of White & Case.

ChIPs NextGen will also feature two career-building workshops: A “ReThinking Stress” workshop based on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Alia Crum, associate professor of psychology at Stanford University. A second workshop will help attendees “brand, network  and make connections” using social media.

Breakfast, breaks, luncheon and a closing reception are included in the registration fee of $495. Buy a table for 10 clients and colleagues for $4,500 to become an official event partner. Register now.