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 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.