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 her talk. Many of you know that I am a big supporter of women’s issues and co-founded an organization called ChIPs, which is dedicated to the advancement of women in IP and technology. While I have done a great deal of speaking on IP issues, the truth is that I have never publicly spoken expressly about women’s issues. But sometimes you just need a little nudge to get you out of your comfort zone and confront something that’s been on your mind.