Vanderbilt University Law School,
Order of the Coif
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Executive Authorities Editor, 2007–2008
Missouri University of Science and Technology,
B.S., Computer Science, summa cum laude, 2005
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society
US Patent and Trademark Office
US Ct Appeals, Federal Circuit
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Illinois USDC, Northern District
Texas USDC, Eastern District
Texas USDC, Northern District
Wisconsin USDC, Western District
PTAB Bar Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings), 2021-2022
Included in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars (by Thomson Reuters), 2014-2020
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2007
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C.
Summer Associate, 2006
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.
"Supreme Court Establishes International Copyright Exhaustion - But What About Patents?"
TC’s Inside IP August 2013
"America Invents Act-- Patent 'Reform' But Possibly Not Simplification or Even Harmonization";
TC's Inside IP, June 2011
"Courts Protect Website Owners Who Publish User-Generated Content";
TC's Insider IP, June 2010
"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
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