ChIPs Launches Colorado Chapter

Denver IP attorneys and inventors launch group to promote women in STEM
April 20, 2017

Denver, CO

ChIPs Colorado Chapter Inaugural Event

Please join us to celebrate the establishment of the ChIPs Colorado Chapter on Thursday, April 20 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the USPTO Denver office. The festivities will include a reception, lunch, and a speaker panel discussing the advancement of women in STEM.


12:00-12:30 p.m. – Reception
12:30-12:40 p.m. – Welcome and Introduction to ChIPs
12:40-1:20 p.m. – “Pay it Forward: How You Can Help Build the Pipeline for Women in STEM”
1:20-1:30 p.m. – Q&A


Dr. Violeta García is a leader in STEM in Colorado, and across the nation. She has created numerous programs that serve students directly or that build capacity for educators to create fun, engaging, educational learning opportunities. She is a graduate of California State University-Fullerton, UCLA, and the University of Northern Colorado.

Patty Lopez is a senior engineer for Intel in Fort Collins, Colorado, and a passionate supporter of women in STEM programs. She has volunteered her time to Anita Borg, the National Center for Women in Information Technology, and mentoring programs at her alma mater, New Mexico State University.

Melissa Risteff is Co-Founder & CEO of Couragion. Couragion provides a fun and engaging application that exposes students to STEM careers using videos, games, and self-reflection quizzes. With Couragion, students can explore STEM careers and discover the type of career options that best align with their values, interests, and desired work characteristics.


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver
1961 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80294

Please bring a driver’s license or other form of ID and allow time for security screening in the lobby. This event is open to all members of the ChIPs Community. To become a member of ChIPs, click here.

About ChIPs

ChIPs is a 501(c)(3) organization with over 1,500 members dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of law, technology and regulatory policy. We have the dual purpose of increasing diversity and inclusion in these fields as well as accelerating the progress of innovation that benefits our society. 

Media Coverage

Denver inventors and IP attorneys launch group to promote women in STEM careers, Denver Business Journal, April 12, 2017

Event to focus on advancement of women in STEM, BizWest, April 6, 2017

ChIPs: Advancing Women in Tech, Law and Policy, Law Week Colorado event calendar

ChIPs Launches Colorado Chapter, Law Week Colorado, April 24, 2017