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ChiWIP is committed to promoting the success of women+ in the field of intellectual property law by building, connecting, and sustaining all members of its community. Read our statement about how we are working towards achieving and maintaining a nondiscriminatory and equitable organization.


  • Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner
    Tue, Sep 27
    Sep 27, 6:15 PM CDT – Sep 28, 8:15 PM CDT
    Carnivale, 702 West Fulton Market Street, Chicago, IL 60661, USA
    Come join us for dinner and drinks at Carnivale in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month!
  • Mentoring Circles: Fertility and Family Planning
    Sep 29, 12:00 PM – Sep 30, 1:00 PM
    Microsoft Teams
    Join ChiWIP for a discussion about fertility and family planning in a post-Dobbs world. The conversation will focus on considerations that we, as female attorneys and professionals, will face and contemplate as we plan for and make decisions about having families.
  • Workout With ChiWIP
    Wed, Oct 05
    Bartelme (Mary) Park
    Oct 05, 5:30 PM – Oct 06, 6:15 PM
    Bartelme (Mary) Park, 115 S Sangamon St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Empowering. Energy-inducing. Electric. Come join us and MVFitness for a 45 minute outdoor, full-body cardio dance workout designed to strengthen your body and your mind.
  • Anti-Counterfeit Issues & IP in Europe + Wine & Nibbles at Gibson’s Italia
    Tue, Oct 11
    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP | #Ste 3200
    Oct 11, 3:00 PM CDT – Oct 12, 5:00 PM CDT
    Michael Best & Friedrich LLP | #Ste 3200, 444 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
    Please join us for a 45-minute talk on the counterfeit issues brands face in Europe and the appropriate actions to take. Learn more about navigating the various cultures and languages and how they play a role in fighting the pirates efficiently and effectively!
  • Dress for Success Clothes Sorting Event
    Thu, Oct 27
    Dress for Success Worldwide Central
    Oct 27, 1:00 PM CDT – Oct 28, 4:00 PM CDT
    Dress for Success Worldwide Central, 70 E Lake St #900, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
    Please join us for an afternoon at the Dress for Success boutique, where we will assist with sorting of merchandise and boutique maintenance.
  • November Book Club
    Thu, Nov 03
    Online Event
    Nov 03, 7:00 PM CDT
    Online Event
    This November join the ChiWIP Book Club in reading Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. The story follows two friends over the course of 30 years who come together as creative partners in video game design.
  • IP Litigation Bootcamp
    Thu, Nov 10
    Nov 10, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Chicago, 233 S Wacker Dr #7100, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
    Join ChiWIP for a one-day litigation bootcamp on November 10, 2022!
  • ChiWIP Law School Ambassador Program
    Please submit your application by 10/14
    Online Event
    Please submit your application by 10/14
    Online Event
    We are looking for volunteers to be Law School Ambassadors to help ChiWIP better engage with law students in Chicago and the surrounding area. Responsibilities will primarily involve email communications with the students from the ambassador’s law school to encourage attendance in ChiWIP events.
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Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP) is a networking and mentoring group committed to the connection, promotion and success of professional Chicago women in all stages of practice of every facet of IP law. 

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Candice Cornelius

Candice Cornelius, a Director in the Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations group of Stout's intellectual property practice has had a natural, yet unique, progression into the field of intellectual property. While at the University of Illinois, Candice took a class that focused on the intersection between business and law, which she loved but was unsure whether the material would transfer into the working world with her finance-focused degree.