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Anthony Blum


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

He represents clients before the patent office in inter partes review and other post-grant proceedings, and also litigates infringement suits throughout the country. His cases involve diverse technologies, including security, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, cryptography, software and e-commerce. Tony also advises clients on infringement and validity, as well as speech-related issues on the internet.

With a background in computer science and experience in a variety of programming languages, Tony offers extensive technical knowledge to his clients, including those in the telecommunications and tech industries. He provides representation to a range of clients, from small software and internet companies to national and multi-national corporations.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Bitcoin Miner and Lancium patent power showdown in Texas

IPR estoppel on grounds similar, but not identical, to grounds that could have been raised in an IPR

The other side of IPR estoppel: When shotgun petitions backfire

IPR Estoppel: The Federal Circuit finally speaks, and affirms the broader interpretation for estoppel

Supreme Court Upholds, but Narrows, Assignor Estoppel

Will there be reform of Alice and Mayo in 2021?

A race between West Texas and Delaware for the patent venue of choice

Patent Office clarifies standard for indefiniteness in AIA post-grant proceedings

USPTO announces relief to restore priority or benefit rights for patent applicants

IPR estoppel: A broad interpretation prevails

Supreme Court holds that with respect to institution decisions, no review means no review

USPTO: Extensions under the CARES Act during COVID-19

Patents, trademarks and the COVID-19 stimulus bill

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

Federal Circuit holds that states are not entitled to sovereign immunity in inter partes review proceedings

Supreme Court nixes USPTO’s practice of partially instituting IPR challenges

The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the IPR process

Part III: Another update on IPR estoppel in the courts and at the PTAB

PTAB offers clarification on inter partes review and state sovereign immunity

Amending claims may be getting easier in post-grant proceedings, at least for now

An update on the shifting standard for IPR estoppel

The shifting standard for IPR estoppel: Where are we now?

America Invents Act – Patent ‘reform’ but possibly not simplification


Banks and financial institutions targeted in a wave of patent lawsuits for supporting Samsung Pay

Non-practicing entities increasingly are targeting banks and financial institutions in patent litigation


Talking About Your IP Rights


Supreme Court Establishes International Copyright Exhaustion - But What About Patents?;
TC’s Inside IP, August 2013


IPR Update – A Review of Recent Developments and Emerging Issues in Inter Partes Review Practice;
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, February, 2019

Patent Eligibility Post Alice Corp. V. Bank International;
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, January, 2016