At ChIPs, we are united in our belief that diversity, of all types, is essential to innovation and to a thriving, healthy society. We feel confident that you will be energized by other successful women at the Summit, both those established in their careers and those on the rise – all are extraordinary leaders.


Thank you for your interest in the 2017 ChIPs Women in Tech, Law and Policy Global Summit. We have received an overwhelming number of applications, and registration is officially closed and we are no longer accepting applications at this time. We hope you will apply again next year, and in the meantime, there are many ways to stay involved and become more active – we encourage you to keep apprised of all things ChIPs, including latest announcements, by:


  1. Become a member of ChIPs
  2. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  3. Join our private LinkedIn group
  4. Join or bring a local chapter to your area


We greatly appreciate your interest in the Summit and ChIPs. Please continue to check back here as content will be updated as the event’s schedule unfolds.


We hope to see you at the ChIPs Global Summit in 2018!

The ChIPs Team

Confirmed Speakers

Chief Judge Sharon Prost, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Judge Pauline Newman, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Judge Kimberly A. Moore, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Judge Kara F. Stoll – United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Clare Bresnahan – Executive Director, She Should Run
Rachel Brand – United States Associate Attorney General
Janice Brown – Founding Partner, Brown Law Group
Dale Cendali – Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Sarah Dodds-Brown – Senior Vice President & Managing Counsel, American Express
Karen Dunn – Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Bettina Elias Siegel – Blogger of The Lunch Tray
Debbie Epstein Henry – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers; Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing
Dr. Patricia “Patti” Fletcher – Co-Founder, PSDNetwork, LLC
Patricia Gillette – Gender Diversity Expert and Keynote Speaker, Bringing Audiences to Life
Juleanna Glover – The Office of Juleanna Glover
Jamie Gorelick – Partner, WilmerHale
Maria Gotsch – President & CEO, the Partnership Fund for New York City
Nicky Goulimis – Co-Founder & COO, Nova Credit Inc.
Anirma Gupta – General Counsel, Tanium Inc.
Cara Hale Alter – Founder, President, Speech Trainer; Keynote Speaker at Speechskills
Sarah Beth Jansen – Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy Counsel, Information Technology Industry Council
Stasia Kelly – Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper
Alexa King – EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at FireEye

Noreen Krall – Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, Apple Inc.
Caroline Krass – Chair, National Security Privacy Practice, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Former General Counsel, CIA
Jess Ladd – Founder & CEO,; TED Speaker
Michelle Lee – Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director at USPTO
Lori Lesser – Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Jess Cheng – Deputy General Counsel, Ripple
Allison Lucas – General Counsel, BuzzFeed
Julie Mar Spinola – Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Finjan Holdings, Inc.
Julia Matheson, Partner, Finnegan
Tekedra Mawakana – Vice President of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Waymo
Kate McCarthy – Director – WMC SheSource, Women’s Media Center
Kathleen McCarthy – Partner, King & Spalding LLP
Louise Pentland – EVP, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Officer at PayPal
Pattie Sellers – Partner, SellersEaston Media; Executive Director, Fortune
Andria Thomas – Associate Partner, Dalberg
Caren Ulrich Stacy – CEO, Diversity Lab
Sarita Venkat – Senior Counsel, Apple Inc.
Kathi Vidal – Managing Partner, Winston & Strawn Silicon Valley
Annsley Merelle Ward – IP Litigation Associate, Bristows LLP
Emily Ward – Chief Executive Officer, Calla Nava
Barbara Whye – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, Intel Corporation
Mallun Yen – Executive Vice President, RPX Corp.

ChIPs Background

ChIPs was founded in 2005 by seven women; at the time, all were heads of intellectual property at major technology companies in Silicon Valley – positions typically requiring a technical degree and held by very few women. Our mission was simple, but critical: to support and promote the advancement, development, and retention of women where technology, law, and policy converge. Today, over a decade later, many of our members are engaged at the heart of current events – as active participants in the lawmaking, policymaking, judicial, advocacy, and innovation processes.


ChIPs is now international, with over 2,000 members and multiple regional chapters. Our extraordinary community includes general counsels; chief IP officers, chief litigation officers, and chief privacy officers; policymakers; lawmakers; judges; government officials; regulators; academics; students; board directors; technologists; innovators; investors; corporate executives; and entrepreneurs.

ChIPs Women in Tech, Law, and Policy Global Summit & Hall of Fame

The annual Summit of 550+ women, primarily senior executives and counsel, sells out almost instantly. Attendees typically comprise forty percent from technology companies and the remaining from law firms and government. Corporations that have purchased tables this year include Amazon, Apple, Intel, PayPal, and RPX Corporation.


In 2013, ChIPs established a Hall of Fame award in to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of individuals who have contributed significantly to the areas of intellectual property, technology, law, and policy and have shown a demonstrated commitment to the ChIPs mission. Previous ChIPs Hall of Fame inductees have included US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.