Attorneys Carrie Richey, Stephanie Riley, Dana Severance and Deborah Vernon, Ph.D. represented Womble Bond Dickinson at the 2022 ChIPs Global Summit. The event took place Oct. 26-28 in San Francisco with over 700 women in attendance. Womble Bond Dickinson was a sponsor of the summit. In spirit of the event, the Womble women hosted an all-female dinner for Womble IP clients and potential clients at a female-owned restaurant, which is also a client of Womble. At the event’s closing remarks, the speaker, head of IP at Slack, mentioned her most memorable moment of the Summit was hearing how ChIPs brought together Richey and Riley to work together at Womble. 

ChIPs is a nonprofit organization of nearly 5,000 members that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy. The 2022 ChIPs Global Summit brought together hundreds of women from the legal, corporate, government and higher education sectors for thought leadership, networking and career development. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal served as the keynote speaker for the summit.

Session topics included:

  • Judicial perspectives and trends in IP;
  • Health data privacy in the digital age;
  • The latest on tech regulations; and
  • Hot topics in IP law.