Kip is a renaissance woman. Aside from being a mother, she is a writer, inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, gearHead, screenwriter, freelance journalist, content creator, humanitarian and mission-driven for veteran causes. She holds a Masters Degree in Screen Writing from the Tisch/Gallatin Division at NYU and has a range of feature films and TV properties in play. Since her creation was launched she is constantly battling with infringers over her innovative CardShark and has encountered something no inventor, nor anyone else, should have to endure. In fact, her experience as an “indie” inventor and her run-ins with the post-AIA patent system compelled Kip to write Blood in the Water: America’s Assault on Innovation, forthcoming this fall, which explores her own experience, that of other “indies,” and the recent history that has blown the U.S. patent system so wildly off the rails, and which she hopes will both inform and rally readers to demand the legislative changes that the patent system so desperately needs.