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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.


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


"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