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IT/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ANTITRUST

It is a reality of business today that information technology products and methods are developing faster than the laws regulating them, and that the drafters of the laws could not have anticipated the advent of such technology and its new form of “property.” We have defended, prosecuted, and counseled in “Kodak”-type aftermarket claims arising from matters such as restrictions over software code and the licensing and distribution of software. We have prosecuted and counseled in cases where Walker Process and sham patent litigation claims were asserted as the basis for stripping patentees of immunity from antitrust laws. Several of our intellectual property attorneys represent IT clients on matters ranging from prosecuting patents and exploring the risks and benefits of open source software, to litigating all manner of intellectual property issues.

Open source software, software licensing negotiations and technology transfer all come with the potential for legal disputes for information technology producers, vendors and users. And because information technology is integral to businesses in virtually every industrial sector, it is important to work with a law firm that has insight into and understanding of those different sectors as well as IT issues.

We assist a wide variety of clients in the development and implementation of IT and outsourcing initiatives. We have negotiated business and strategic collaborations such as joint ventures, outsourcing deals, co-development arrangements, and manufacturing and distribution agreements. Our intellectual property counseling and patent practice enables our clients to leverage their intellectual property, defend against the claims of others, and establish a competitive position.

We also assist in the development of policies and procedures that address legal risks and operational issues that arise from the use of technology in the workplace. We counsel on Internet and e-commerce issues such as social media, regulation of online content, electronic agreements and signatures, as well as data privacy and security.

Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6406

Jennifer manages the large electronic discovery teams that assist Thompson Coburn clients with internal investigations, antitrust, and complex litigation.

Jennifer manages the large electronic discovery teams that assist Thompson ...

Jennifer Baumann
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6985

Jonathan's practice is focused on domestic and international maritime and shipping matters, as well as international trade regulation issues that are incidental to the gl...

Jonathan's practice is focused on domestic and international maritime and s...

Jonathan Benner
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9438

Clients know Julian as an experienced and highly effective litigator who finds creative and novel approaches to all of the cases he handles, without sacrificing efficienc...

Clients know Julian as an experienced and highly effective litigator who fi...

Julian Brew
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6552

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyholders, insurers, and insurance professionals on everything from policy placement through the liti...

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyhold...

Matt Darrough
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6908

Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and international, and represents several of the nation's largest transportation and energy interests befo...

Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and interna...

Warren Dean, Jr.
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6045

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, including transactions requiring prior notification to the Federal Trade Commissi...

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions o...

Ron Haglof
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6553

Emilee utilizes her economics background to provide an analytical approach to client representation in a variety of state and federal litigation matters.

Emilee utilizes her economics background to provide an analytical approach ...

Emilee Hargis
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6049

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6054

For more than 30 years, Steve has maintained a national trial and litigation practice in complex commercial disputes and white collar crime cases.

For more than 30 years, Steve has maintained a national trial and litigatio...

Steve Higgins
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6058

Dale is a nationally recognized practitioner in the areas of sweepstakes and promotions law, and antitrust and trade regulation.

Dale is a nationally recognized practitioner in the areas of sweepstakes an...

Dale Joerling
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6171

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice group.

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice grou...

Andy Klinghammer
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6540

Dave practices in the firm's Business Litigation and Banking and Financial Services Litigation practice areas.

Dave practices in the firm's Business Litigation and Banking and Financial ...

Dave Mangian
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6219

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional investors on a wide range of securities offerings and transactions while providing comprehensive ...

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional in...

Greg Patterson
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6173

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategies for major companies across a variety of sectors, including transportation, telecommunication...

Sharon develops and executes highly effective class action defense strategi...

Sharon Rosenberg