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We counsel clients with regard to protecting copyrights and avoiding copyright infringement, copyright issues associated with advertising and promotions in all media, negotiating and drafting licenses, and infringement disputes. Our attorneys provide patent protection and enforcement services in the U.S. and overseas markets and can provide protection for brand names, business names, company names, domains and more. We have served companies of all sizes in a broad spectrum of industry sectors and have a thorough understanding of how the needs of one company can vary greatly from those of another. In addition, we recognize that your company may have other legal needs that extend beyond those associated with copyright issues, and we are well-prepared to address those issues and provide experienced counsel to deal with them efficiently and cost-effectively.

 

The firm represented the defendant in this matter which involved numerous claims including patent, copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement. The technology at issue involved complex computer data storage equipment. In this “bet the company” case, our attorneys handled numerous dispositive motions, including Markman arguments, as well as a preliminary injunction hearing and its appeal. An appeal resulted in two landmark decisions from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. These opinions are the only Court of Appeals decisions interpreting the Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act. These opinions, along with three others, are the leading opinions concerning the DMCA.

National Cable Satellite Corporation v. Federer
Injunction for trademark and copyright infringement issued in favor of our client on a short timetable following a hearing in the closing days of a political campaign.

Blog Posts

No more half measures: pleading infringer knowledge in contributory copyright infringement claims

Too infringing to bear: NY court sides with photographer in suit over embedded image

Lessons from a long-ago deepfakes prosecution

Contributory copyright infringement: Can you ever know what you don’t know?

Hard-fought copyright case produces just $750 award

Substantial changes to trademark and copyright law tucked away in recent stimulus package

Game, set, match: Sometimes the photo is the story

Graffiti artists see victory under Visual Artists Rights Act claim

Not a bargain at twice the price: Court awards attorneys’ fees to victorious copyright defendant

Small photo credit removal may result in big damages

TCLE

Talking About Your IP Rights

Advertising and Communications for Institutions of Higher Education

Intellectual Property Primer for Higher Ed Institutions

IP 101

Publications

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s response to COVID-19

Could graffiti art prevent your redevelopment project?

9th Circuit’s VidAngel decision vindicates lawful video filtering service

In new litigation, Amazon takes a stronger stance on counterfeit products

Fashion industry awash in copyright lawsuits: What you can do

News

Congratulations to our 2021 Best Lawyers ‘Lawyers of the Year’ and ‘Ones to Watch’

Jennifer Visintine named a 2019 Missouri Up & Coming lawyer

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

DCP wins important copyright case

New Jersey jury awards $11 million to Thompson Coburn client in pet invention dispute

Thompson Coburn again named best copyright firm in the nation

Thompson Coburn earns 12 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Kevin Kercher wins Volunteer Service Award from AUTM

Mark Sableman talks ‘internet twists’ at Midwest Digital Media Conference

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2017

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Congratulations to our 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

New Thompson Coburn blog In Focus covers photo copyright cases

Thompson Coburn's lobbying group honored as among the top in the nation

U.S. News & World Report names Thompson Coburn as the best for copyright work

25 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2015 Chambers USA

Thompson Coburn earns eight national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Shoko Naruo named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 ‘Hot List’

Mark Sableman talks to Bloomberg BNA about Europe’s historic ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

Krissa Lubben, Mark Sableman named 2014 Lexology Client Choice Award winners

St. Louis CLE will explore intellectual property enforcement in China

Thompson Coburn earns six national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Mark Sableman launches Internet Law Twists & Turns blog

Matt Braunel wins 2013 Lexology Client Choice Award

Partner
St. Louis

Tony's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and other issues involving the intern...

Tony's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters,...

Anthony Blum
Partner
St. Louis

Matt is looked to for his thorough understanding of his clients’ business goals.

Matt is looked to for his thorough understanding of his clients’ business g...

Matt Braunel
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Chip's practice focuses on the representation of individuals, universities, and national and international companies in commercial transactions and counseling involving t...

Chip's practice focuses on the representation of individuals, universities,...

Chip Fendell
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

Dean has extensive first chair trial experience, limiting his practice to intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Dean has extensive first chair trial experience, limiting his practice to i...

Dean Franklin
Partner
St. Louis

Matt’s practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of mechanical and electrical arts.

Matt’s practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent app...

Matt Himich
Partner
St. Louis

David strategically advises clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes including patent prosecution, IP litigation, brand protection, counterfeiting, Post-Gra...

David strategically advises clients in a variety of intellectual property d...

David Jinkins
Partner
St. Louis

Kevin’s practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets and related areas.

Kevin’s practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property law, includ...

Kevin Kercher
Partner
Chicago

Clients look to Sartouk for counsel on how to advance their business goals through strategic and creative approaches to the protection and enforcement of their intellectu...

Clients look to Sartouk for counsel on how to advance their business goals ...

Sartouk Moussavi
Partner
New York

Shoko helps companies protect their valuable brands in markets around the world through strategic trademark counseling and enforcement.

Shoko helps companies protect their valuable brands in markets around the w...

Shoko Naruo
Partner
St. Louis

Mike focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, media, advertising, copyright, trade secret, privacy and data breach actions.

Mike focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including pa...

Mike Nepple
Partner
Chicago

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them in federal courts across the United States.

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them...

Michael Parks
Partner
St. Louis

Tom provides strategic intellectual property counseling to some of the world's largest consumer products companies and service providers, with a focus on IP portfolio man...

Tom provides strategic intellectual property counseling to some of the worl...

Tom Polcyn
Partner
St. Louis

Steve advises clients on domestic and international patent applications and provides comprehensive counsel on licensing and technology transfer.

Steve advises clients on domestic and international patent applications and...

Steve Ritchey
Partner
St. Louis

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, marketing and business.

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, ...

Mark Sableman
Partner
St. Louis

Jennifer is a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property and Media Law practice groups.

Jennifer is a partner in the Firm's Intellectual Property and Media Law pra...

Jennifer Visintine