Virtual Water Cooler Chat

Virtual Water Cooler Chat

Welcome to VPG’s Virtual Water Cooler Chat Podcast, where we share lessons and stories of women professionals to help empower other women, and expand a greater circle of influence, so we walk our journey with those who understand and appreciate us.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 47 mins

This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Jessica Nguyen, Chief Legal Officer of Lexion, the AI-powered legal intake and contract lifecycle management system – helping attorneys manage tasks and contracts in one place. 

Jessica plays an integral role in managing Lexion’s legal function and product and go-to-market strategy while also building a platform advocating for General Counsels, legal professionals, and women with o...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Micheal Binns, Head of Patent Portfolio Strategy for Meta’s Patents & Trade Secrets.  

Micheal chairs Meta’s Black@Legal affinity group, which focuses on ensuring an equitable experience for diverse employees in the legal department. He is also a founder and board member of ADAPT, a DEI collective, the board chair of Page Turners Make Great Learners in Atlanta, a board member o...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat on ‘Honor Your Light’ features Kavita Battula, Senior Associate at Medler Fero Woodhouse and Mills PLLC.  Kavita is a biotech patent attorney who has 20+ years of experience in top law firms and in-house. A certified Pilates, yoga, and cycle instructor, she is also an integrative nutrition coach, and is dedicated to building community, sharing experiences, overcoming fear, and breaking barr...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features ‘Iolani L. Bullock, Vice President of DEI at The Carlyle Group.  

‘Iolani is a dedicated advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York University with a B.A. in Africana Studies, Marketing, and Communications. In addition ...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Lisa Gable. Lisa Gable is a former US Ambassador to the World Expo to obtain billions of direct foreign investments in the US, to help build Intl’s brand management system as the company ultimately achieves a 73% share of the global semiconductor market. Lisa is CEO, UN delegate, and Wall Street Journal/USA Today’s best-selling author. Lisa speaks and leads on partnership, mentorsh...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Angela Evans, Founder of Waters of Hope. Angela has over twenty years of experience as an educator and initially met Ashley Cheung through an online Airbnb experience. She has since explored various creative writing and publishing projects with her and, most recently, worked with Ashley and Michelle Kim on Building a Leadership Habitat exploring leadership principles through the le...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features VPG’s Junior Learning Engineer, Sydney Ricks, chatting with Dr. Coreena Brinck, Head of IP at IntuiCell, a Swedish Artificial General Intelligence start-up and founder of TheBrinckConsultancy, her Nordic/UK consultancy for strategy and CXO-level IP issues.  

Sydney is a Senior majoring in Statistics at Virginia Tech. She is also a music lover and enjoys learning about data analytic...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Natasha “Tash” Craig Durkins. Tash is a senior executive in the federal government and has served in several key leadership positions throughout her civil service career. She is also the celebrated author of a recently published book, Fiercely Joyful: 11 Keys to Living Authentically & Creating a Life You Love.  

In her recent roles, Tash has focused on reconciling the challengi...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Mishele Kieffer, IP Counsel at Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology. Mishele specializes in patent conflict resolution, working on projects like freedom to operate analyses, due diligence issues, and patent litigation.  

Before joining Medtronic, Mishele was in private practice, specializing in patent and general litigation, and served as law clerk to the Hon. Emmet G. ...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features VPG’s Generation Innovation summer Litigation Assistant Kiana Soleiman interviewing Deepa Tharmaraj, Head of Legal at ECARX. Deepa has 25+ years of commercial and corporate law experience in tech, in various capacities and countries, in FTSE 100, Fortune 500, and now a Nasdaq-listed company. Her career has largely been driven by combining purpose, passion, and principles, which has...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Flor Da Valle. Flor is a contemporary art curator, professional photographer, artist & fashion designer from Buenos Aires. She has been an entrepreneur for more than ten years in the Arts and Fashion Industry and hosts Online Art Experiences for team-building events for companies around the world like Facebook, Google, Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft, among others. She has ex...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Grace Wang, an attorney at Allen & Overy LLP’s New York office. Grace relies on her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT and patent prosecution background to advise her clients in inter partes review proceedings and requests for ex parte reexaminations. Her practice also focuses on litigation in the International Trade Commission and district court, as well as patent validi...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Judy He, a patent attorney at Crowell & Moring LLP. Judy has a significant amount of experience with litigating and resolving complex patent, trade secret, and commercial licensing disputes. She is on the board of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) and teaches legal writing as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Judy loves ...

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Disclaimer: The views expressed, opinions and stories that have been contributed to this podcast episode are those of Dahlia George and Virtual Patent Gateway. They do not belong to and cannot be credited to anyone at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED). 

This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Dahlia George, Staff Attorney at the Office of Enrollment and...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Naseema Shafi (She/Her), CEO of Whitman-Walker Health on the topic of Advancing Health Equality. 

Naseema lives in the DMV area and initially joined Whitman-Walker in 2007. In her role as CEO, Naseema works to implement the strategic vision, goals and initiatives of the Board of Directors. She leads the support of the growth and oversight of the health center with a focus on the pr...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Li Guo, Counsel at Bunsow De Mory LLP, and is interviewed by our special guest and mentor, Sheena Yap Chan, Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author of The Tao of Self-Confidence and Asian Women Who Boss Up, and podcast host of The Tao of Self-Confidence. 

As Counsel at Bunsow De Mory LLP, Li’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, trade ...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Bree Vculek, Patent Scientist at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and a recent graduate at The George Washington University Law School, located in Washington, D.C.  Bree specializes in patent prosecution across a variety of technical disciplines, including artificial intelligence, biotechnology (agricultural and pharmaceutical), chemistry, plants, food technology, and nutraceuticals.  

Pr...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Tara Kim Eberhart. Tara is a Senior Director, Practice Management at Dentons US LLP, President of the International Practice Management Association (IPMA), and a Founding Member of Chief.  She is proud to be a recovering Paralegal, having started off her legal career “doing real work” (as she says) before transitioning into management and ultimately focusing her career on the busin...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Shawnna Hoffman President of Guardrail Technologies, a leading tech company focused on Enabling Responsible Technology, on Trailblazing Ethical AI.  

Previously, Shawnna served as the Chief Technology Leader, Legal Strategy & Operations of Dell Technologies.  Prior to Dell Technologies, she was the ServiceNow Technology Workflows Manager and Predictive AIOps Federal Lead and wa...

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This episode of Virtual Water Cooler Chat features Brendy Belony, a Paralegal Supervisor & Training Coordinator at Perkins Coie LLP in Washington, DC. With over 20 years of experience, Brendy is a people manager who supervises, mentors, and trains patent prosecution paralegals and paralegal assistants. She is passionate about the empowerment and development of her team and spends her days training, mentoring, managing projects ...

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