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Upcoming Events

    • December 03, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sofitel SF Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City

    Members-Only Holiday Party

    The Women's Intellectual Property Lawyers Association invites WIPLA members and their guests to join us for our 2015 Holiday Party on December 3 from 6pm-8pm (with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres) as a thank you to our members for their commitment to the WIPLA organization.

    Complimentary to WIPLA Members and their guests (please limit registration to one guest per WIPLA member).

    Please Register by November 28, 2015.



    • December 11, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Fairmont San Jose Hotel

    MIP International Women's Leadership Forum

    WIPLA is proud to support the MIP International Women’s Leadership Forum, taking place on December 11 in San Jose, at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel. Members are invited to join over 200 women peers to discuss the latest issues facing women working in law as well as topical issues within the intellectual property space.

    ** In-house, patent and IP counsel gain access to the MIP Women in IP Global Network and attend the event completely free of charge **

    ** Exclusive rates for partners and associates available to the MIP Women in IP Global Network **

    Confirmed speakers for 2015 include:

    • Tina Hulse, administrative patent judge, USPTO
    • Jennifer Draffen, associate general counsel, Facebook
    • Emily Burns, senior trademark counsel, Google
    • Sonia Cooper, senior patent attorney, Skype Division, Microsoft
    • Jill Bowman, associate general counsel, Intel
    • Suzanne Montgomery, associate general counsel – specialized litigation, AT&T
    • Cynthia Tregillis, senior director, brand protection & trademark law, Western Digital
    • Eileen Evans, VP & deputy general counsel, Hewlett-Packard
    • Xiao Li, senior corporate counsel, Cisc

    For more information, download the brochure.

    Microsoft will also be sponsoring the cocktail hour, so members are encouraged to attend and network with senior women IP lawyers in a social atmosphere.

    To register

    • Your free place as in-house counsel  
    • Or your discounted membership rate as private practice

    Please contact Alicia Sprott at registrations@managingip.com

    Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues who may be interested – they’re welcome to attend also!

    • January 14, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • January 16, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah

    WIPLA's new platinum sponsor, Steele Leadership, Inc., International Women’s Leadership Forum, has graciously offered WIPLA members a 10% discount for its upcoming Effective Leadership for Lawyers retreat.

    Effective Leadership for Lawyers

    Influence | Focus | Impact

    January 14-16, 2016
    Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah

    Steele Leadership, Inc. invites you to our annual seminar
    to provide you, as a great lawyer, with the tools 
    to become an even greater leader.

    The Most Important Three Days of Your Legal Career

    All great lawyers are required to be leaders who can motivate and influence others, including clients, colleagues, judges, juries, other lawyers, and their own team members. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons, you will learn leadership skills to improve your practice and increase your bottom line.

    Steele Leadership, Inc. has assembled a group of leadership experts including:
    - Gina Steele, Attorney, Business Owner, and Executive Coach
    - Winston “Cope” Copeland, executive coach, retired Admiral and Top Gun Instructor 
    - Dave Ruth, V.P. of Human Resources, Associated Lighting Representatives, Inc.                                                                                                                                  - Timothy Wat, Business Professor and Consultant

    These experts will guide you on:
    - the neuroscience of effectiveness 
    - influencing and motivating others
    - improving communication and presentation skills 
    - changing conflict into creative problem solving 
    - building strong teams

    All participants will receive: 
    - individual presentation coaching in a supportive small group setting 
    - California MCLE credit, including 1 hour of competency credit and 1 hour of elimination of bias credit- individual presentation coaching in a supportive small group setting 
    - Time to enjoy resort activities 

    Red Mountain Resort
    Lodging includes three healthy meals daily, yoga and fitness classes, and guided hiking and biking.  Lodging prices are based on single or double occupancy.  Participants are encouraged to bring their spouse/significant other to enjoy the resort.  Spouses/significant others are invited to join in group activities and group meals.

    Getting there: McCarren International Airport, Las Vegas (shuttle provided by Red Mountain Resort-approximately two hour ride to the resort); direct flights available to St. George (30-minute shuttle ride to resort)

    Details and Registration: http://www.steeleleadership.com/law/news_and_events.htm

    For more information, please contact Gina Steele, President, Steele Leadership, Inc.


Past Events

November 18, 2015 Mentoring Mixer: Lean In or Thrive
November 09, 2015 Copyright Listening Tour
November 05, 2015 WIPLA 2016 Planning Party
October 16, 2015 WIPLA Wine and Canvas Networking Event
September 16, 2015 Job Hunt, Resume Writing and Career Transition Panel Discussion
August 26, 2015 Licensing Without Borders - Networking Reception and Panel Discussion
July 16, 2015 A Discussion of the Patent Strategies of Technology Startups
June 30, 2015 WIPLA's June Networking Event
May 28, 2015 Meet the Leaders Luncheon
May 06, 2015 WIPLA Manicure Party
April 16, 2015 Book discussion: Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time
March 19, 2015 Panel Discussion: Data Privacy & IP Attorneys – A Natural Match?
February 11, 2015 February Happy Hour Networking Event
December 04, 2014 WIPLA Holiday Party
October 23, 2014 Book Review Discussion: Mistakes I Made at Work
September 26, 2014 WIPLA 2015 Planning Meeting
May 07, 2014 Develop a “Growth” Mindset
March 12, 2014 IP Year in Review: Trends and Developments of 2013
December 11, 2013 WIPLA HOLIDAY PARTY
October 30, 2013 Navigating the IP Minefield: Strategies for Video Game IP
September 19, 2013 CHAT AND CHOCOLATE!
May 22, 2013 3 Rules to Break to Breakthrough to Success
April 24, 2013 Building Your Professional Brand Through Social Media
March 15, 2013 USPTO Webinar on First-Inventor-to-File, Micro Entity and Patent Fee Final Rules
March 05, 2013 WIPO Trademark Registration Roundtable
February 20, 2013 WIPLA February Happy Hour
January 31, 2013 Mentoring Up and Down: What I Wish I Knew Then, What I Need To Know Now
October 11, 2012 Preserving Your Trade Secrets and Preventing Loss of Rights
September 12, 2012 WIPLA September Mixer and Networking Event
June 21, 2012 WIPLA June Summer Mixer and Networking Event
May 21, 2012 WIB (Women In Bio) Evening of Speed Networking
May 01, 2012 WIPLA Networking Breakfast
March 27, 2012 Panel on Mentoring
June 09, 2011 WIPLA June Cocktail and Networking Reception
April 28, 2011 SVIPLA Program: Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Mock Argument
April 05, 2011 Business and Legal Aspects of Lending Against Intellectual Property
October 06, 2010 Online Battles for the Brand: Fighting Trademark Infringement on the Internet
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