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Mike Nepple


St. Louis
314 552 6149 direct
314 552 7149 fax

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.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Final really does mean final in the Federal Circuit


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

Studies discuss difficulty of combatting disinformation

Can embedding a tweet make you a copyright infringer?

Enforce your repeat infringer policy

Grumpy Cat still grumpy despite big copyright verdict

Fair use is never simple

Is 2 seconds of television time too much to be a fair use?

Update: Court finds transformative nature of alleged infringing work can’t be decided by side-by-side comparison

Court holds that displaying photos requires more than making them available

Fair use blocks out copyright claim over LeBron’s tattoo


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