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  • Girl Scout IP Patch Event
    Sun, Jun 04
    Foley & Lardner
    Jun 04, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    Foley & Lardner, 321 North Clark, 321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
    In partnership Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, ChiWIP will be hosting an event to educate Girl Scouts in both elementary and high school about all aspects of IP law, including the basics of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
  • Breaking Gender Bias and Building Your Brand
    Jun 06, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
    Virtual Event
    Some of the topics we will be discussing include: breaking bias in the workplace, making work work for women, and defining your personal brand (internally and externally).
  • Summer Happy Hour
    Wed, Jun 14
    Jun 14, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Afterbar, 310 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
    Please join us for an early summer happy hour at the beautiful green space outside Afterbar! Attendees will purchase their own food and drink. Instructions for the meet up location will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.
  • Making the Most of Your Mentorship Relationships
    Jun 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Please join us on June 27 at 12 noon CT for a Mentoring Circles event on leveraging mentorship relationships throughout your career. Whether you are a law student at a summer gig or a senior relationship manager, fostering and maintaining good mentoring relationships has numerous career benefits.
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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.

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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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Alexis Lavko
Epsilon Economics

Alexis Lavko, Director at Epsilon Economics, graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in 2008. The recession at that time had created a struggling economy and difficult job market, but these circumstances ultimately jump-started a career that Alexis loves. Because of the state of the economy, companies were looking for creative ways to monetize assets, which eventually led to an uptick in recognition of intellectual property. This trend led Alexis to a job at an IP consulting firm.


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