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

Based in: Silicon Valley

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, Deputy General Counsel, Technology and Patents, eBay
Mallun Yen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at RPX Corp

Stiletto Hotspot: Reservations for seven at a Palo Alto restaurant.

It takes a lot to run intellectual property law at companies like Apple, Intuit, Google and eBay. The co-founders of ChIPs are armed with both undergrad degrees in engineering and Juris Doctors from top law schools. In 2005, these women realized they were practically the only women in their field, so they formed ChIPs to counsel each other through their careers.

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