05/13: Titans of the IP Bar

May 13, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time

Titans of the IP Bar


Moderator: Vincent E. Garlock, AIPLA Executive Director, Arlington, VA

Honorable Paul R. Michel,
former Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (retired), Washington, DC
Philip G. Hampton,
Polsinelli, Washington, DC
Judith Saffer,
former IP Counsel, BMI (retired), New York, NY

Sponsored in part by Barley Snyder and Finnegan


  • Garlock, Vince Square200 Garlock, Vincent

    AIPLA | Executive Director

    Vince Garlock is the Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a national bar association dedicated to improving the domestic and international IP laws and providing the highest quality of services and programs to its members. Vince is involved in various aspects AIPLA management, and is particularly involved in the shaping, development and communication of policy initiatives.
  • paul_michel200 Michel, Paul R.

    US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (retired) | Chief Judge

    The Honorable Paul Michel is the former Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Hampton, Phillip200 Hampton, II, Philip G.

    Polsinelli | Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Senior Partner

    Mr. Hampton, a multi-faceted IP law practitioner for more than 40 years, focuses on patent and trademark litigation, patent and trademark counseling, trademark prosecution, and licensing and merchandising agreements based on patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights as well as transactions related to the transfer of intellectual property pursuant to corporate acquisitions.
  • jsaffer Saffer, Judith

    Former AIPLA President

    Judy has served as President of both AIPLA and AIPPI-US and has over 50 years of experience in IP law.