Saint Louis University School of Law,
School of Law Scholarship Recipient, 1990-1993
University of Iowa,
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1989
Minor, Business Administration, 1990
Illinois USDC, Central District
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
US Ct Appeals, 7th Circuit (Covers IL, IN, WI)
US Patent and Trademark Office
The American Intellectual Property Law Association
The American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Thompson Coburn LLP
Holland, Groves, Schneller & Stolze, LLC
Bauer & Baebler, P.C.
Mike focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and over the course of his legal career has compiled substantial first-chair jury trial experience.
Mike has handled a wide variety of complex litigation including insurer bad faith, commercial breach of contract, FELA, and product liability actions. He now focuses his practice on intellectual property, including patent, media, Internet, privacy and data breach litigation.
"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
Co-Author, "Advertising Law: It's Not Your Father's First Amendment;"
The St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 2013
Missouri Bar Media Law Handbook, 2009
Co-Author, “Third-Party Bad Faith Litigation in Missouri;”
The St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 1999
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