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Mike Nepple

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St. Louis
314 552 6149 direct
314 552 7149 fax

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

Blogs

CASE Act promises fast track for small copyright claims, but is it the right track?

The bell tolls for alleged copyright claim to skyline photo

Appellate Court leaves open question of good faith in copyright litigation

Montana court finds copyright lawsuit is all hat, no cattle

Can an artist deem his own art worthy of protection?

Supreme Court rules copyright claimants must begin later, get less

Willie’s Creative Commons lesson: The essential attribution requirement

Circuit split alert: U.S. Supreme Court to decide key copyright lawsuit precondition

In infringement, sometimes the little things don’t mean a lot

Studies discuss difficulty of combatting disinformation

Thompson Coburn Publications

Final really does mean final in the Federal Circuit

Publications

“CASE Act promises fast track for small copyright claims, but is it the right track?,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, December 11, 2019

“The bell tolls for alleged copyright claim to skyline photo,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, October 31, 2019

“Appellate Court leaves open question of good faith in copyright litigation,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, June 24, 2019

“Montana court finds copyright lawsuit is all hat, no cattle,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, April 25, 2019

“Can an artist deem his own art worthy of protection?,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, March 28, 2019

“Supreme Court rules copyright claimants must begin later, get less,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, March 5, 2019

“Willie’s Creative Commons lesson: The essential attribution requirement,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, March 1, 2019

"Circuit split alert: U.S. Supreme Court to decide key copyright lawsuit precondition,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, July 3, 2018

"In infringement, sometimes the little things don’t mean a lot,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, May 21, 2018

Co-Author, "Studies discuss difficulty of combatting disinformation,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, March 28, 2018

Co-Author, "Can embedding a tweet make you a copyright infringer?,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, March 19, 2018

"Enforce your repeat infringer policy,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, February 13, 2018

"Grumpy Cat still grumpy despite big copyright verdict,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, January 31, 2018

"Fair use is never simple,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, September 26, 2017

"Is 2 seconds of television time too much to be a fair use?,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, August 22, 2017

"Update: Court finds transformative nature of alleged infringing work can’t be decided by side-by-side comparison,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, August 10, 2017

"Court holds that displaying photos requires more than making them available,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, June 27, 2017

“Fair use blocks out copyright claim over LeBron’s tattoo,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, June 1, 2017

“Third verse same as the first - Will Richard Prince’s transformation defense work yet again?,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, May 8, 2017

“Will a court recognize ‘aerosol artists’?,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, April 28, 2017

“Photographer hits retailer over photo of player hitting Joey Bats,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, March 20, 2017

Co-Author, “Copyright Office changes procedures for DMCA agent designations,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, December 9, 2016

“Trump Skittles tweet illustrates photo copyright hazards,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, October 31, 2016

Co-Author, “Street artist’s copyright infringement claims against Starbucks dismissed,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, July 21, 2016

“Fox News fair use claim for Facebook post of 9-11 image remains unresolved,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, July 7, 2016

Co-Author, “Is appropriation art ‘fair use’?,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, June 28, 2016

“Final really does mean final in the Federal Circuit,”
ThompsonCoburn.com, December 18, 2013

Co-Author, "Advertising Law: It's Not Your Father's First Amendment,"
The St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 2013

Co-Author, “Missouri Recognizes Right to Deliver Unwanted Speech,”
American Bar Association Section of Litigation, First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee website, July 25, 2012

“United States: The Bar Won’t Be Lowered: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms That Clear And Convincing Evidence Is Always Required To Invalidate A U.S. Patent,”
Mondaq.com, December 13, 2011

Contributor;
Missouri Bar Media Law Handbook, 2009

Co-Author, “Third-Party Bad Faith Litigation in Missouri,”
The St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 1999

Presentations

"A Little Bit About a Few Things..."
Missouri Broadcasters Association, 2019 Convention

"Staying Legal & Credible in the Age of Misinformation,"
#MDMC19 - Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2019

"Legal Background of Influencer & Social Media Marketing,"
#MDMC18 - Midwest Digital Marketing Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2018

"Federal Circuit Year in Review,"
Bar Association of Metropolitan of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2018

"Legal Risks of Online Conversations,"
Lorman Education Services, Webinar, 2018