5/17 - Titans of the IP Bar

May 17, 2022 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM


Salon 2-5

Moderator: Vince Garlock, Executive Director, AIPLA, Arlington, VA


Rick Nydegger, AIPLA Past President, Partner, Workman Nydegger, Salt Lake City, UT

Esther Kepplinger, Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich

Tom Irving, Partner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Washington, DC


Sponsored in part by:
Barley Snyder, and


  • 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.
  • Irving, Tom 200 Irving, Thomas L.

    Finnegan | Partner

    Tom Irving has more than 40 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law. His practice includes America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceedings, due diligence, counseling, patent prosecution, and reissue and reexamination.
  • Esther Kepplinger Esther Kepplinger

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati | Chief Patent Counselor

    Esther Kepplinger is Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's chief patent counselor. Her responsibilities include serving as the firm's liaison to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), ensuring that all of its patent filings are conducted in the most efficient and defensible manner, and enhancing the firm's inter partes PTO practice.
  • Rick Nydegger Rick D. Nydegger

    Workman Nydegger | Founder and Senior Counsel

    Rick D. Nydegger is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Utah Supreme Court. He has extensive experience in the prosecution of electronic, software, information science, e-commerce technologies and medical device technologies, and represents many of Workman Nydegger’s major clients in these areas.