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Upcoming events

    • September 16, 2015
    • Foley & Lardner LLP, 975 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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    The Next Big Thing— Join Leading Women in Technology (LWT) and Women's Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (WIPLA) for a panel on resume writing, the job search, career transitions and what employers are really looking for! 

     Whether you want to be ready for your next career opportunity, or know that you are looking for a change, this panel discussion is for you!  If you’re considering moving from a law firm to in-house, from one department to another in your company, or starting over in an entirely different field, this panel will give you the tools you need to be ready for your next great opportunity!  The panel will provide tips and tricks, as well as a critique of resumes submitted by attendees.

    Renee DuBord Brown, Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property, Knowles Corporation
    Renee specializes in patent litigation, reexamination, and other IP litigation and counseling.  She was formerly a Partner at Howrey, before going in-house at Tessera as Senior VP of Litigation.  Following her time at Tessera, she transitioned to Motorola, and then just this past summer, transitioned to the Knowles Corporation as Associate General Counsel – Intellectual Property.

    Neha Sampat, Founder of GenLead
    At GenLead , Neha focuses on leadership development of women and minorities as well as intergenerational workplace issues. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, obtained her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, and received her Certificate in Graduate Applied Psychology from Golden Gate University. She practiced Technology Licensing and later Education Law and has worked as an attorney at both large and medium sized law firms. She recently completed ten years as Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Law and Leadership at Golden Gate University. 
    Susan Tien, Founder, Susan Tien Search, Inc.

    Susan Tien is a leading legal placement company supporting firms and companies, from venture-backed to Fortune 500. Susan graduated from Harvard College and University of Pennsylvania Law School. She worked as an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati before going in-house to such Silicon Valley companies as Exodus, eBay and SGI. She also was a founding partner with Virtual Law Partners, where she focused on technology transactions for emerging growth companies.  Susan co-authored the Vault career guide Conquering Corporate America for Women and Minorities.

    About LWT and WIPLA

    LWT is a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses. Our vision is to promote the advancement of women in technology by empowering women to become the best versions of themselves. We do this by offering intensive multi-tiered professional development programs to develop critical business and leadership skills.  In addition to our core programming, we offer networking and mentorship opportunities with the intent of encouraging and celebrating women on their journey to success.www.leadingwomenintechnology.org.

    WIPLA is a one of a kind Silicon Valley organization bringing women intellectual property lawyers and patent agents together in a collaborative and collegial environment where female attorneys across multiple disciplines and industries can share their experience, ideas, and support to reach the highest levels of success. Our members range in all levels in their career paths, and come together to enjoy networking, mentoring, and social and educational opportunities from the private, corporate and public sector in a confidential and collegial environment. www.wipla.net 

Past events

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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