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IP LITIGATION

Our Intellectual Property litigators have a long track record of effectively representing our clients in courts and before administrative agencies across the country. Our litigators have successfully handled a broad spectrum of matters, including those related to:

  • Copyright infringement
  • Cybersquatting, false advertising, right of publicity
  • International Trade Commission actions
  • License disputes
  • Patent infringement, validity and enforceability
  • Inter partes review (IPR) and other post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Trademark and trade dress infringement
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the USPTO
  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Unfair competition

Blog Posts

Graffiti artists see victory under Visual Artists Rights Act claim

Not a bargain at twice the price: Court awards attorneys’ fees to victorious copyright defendant

Small photo credit removal may result in big damages

Why potential claimants should take care with DMCA takedown demands

Photo embedding cases depend on social media company decisions

It’s not infringing if it’s an authorized embedding

Air ball! Court rejects shot at copyright claim for NBA player tattoos

If they litigate, you can only try to mitigate statutory damages

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

Copyright licenses are as easy as a quick few words

Publications

IPR estoppel: A broad interpretation prevails

Supreme Court harmonizes showing necessary for an award of profits, resolving circuit split in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc.

Supreme Court holds that with respect to institution decisions, no review means no review

Federal Circuit holds that states are not entitled to sovereign immunity in inter partes review proceedings

Participate in standard-setting bodies? The enforceability of your patents could be affected

Part III: Another update on IPR estoppel in the courts and at the PTAB

PTAB offers clarification on inter partes review and state sovereign immunity

Amending claims may be getting easier in post-grant proceedings, at least for now

Supreme Court overturns the Federal Circuit, granting more flexibility to biosimilar makers

Supreme Court heralds tectonic shift in venue selection for patent suits

The shifting standard for IPR estoppel: Where are we now?

In new litigation, Amazon takes a stronger stance on counterfeit products

Court preserves GM’s copyright claims against Autel and its VP

New changes to U.S. design patent law

Electronic waste rules could help thwart flow of counterfeit parts

Final really does mean final in the Federal Circuit

The AIA: Reviewing the first year of Inter Partes Review

Federal Circuit rules objective prong of willful infringement best decided by judge

News

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2020 Chambers USA

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2020

DCP wins important copyright case

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2019

New Jersey jury awards $11 million to Thompson Coburn client in pet invention dispute

Mark Sableman talks ‘internet twists’ at Midwest Digital Media Conference

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Thompson Coburn earns eight national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Shoko Naruo named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 ‘Hot List’

Mark Sableman talks to Bloomberg BNA about Europe’s historic ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

27 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2014 Chambers USA

Steve Ritchey writes about the America Invents Act for the American Ceramic Society

Jeff Masson named ‘Influential Appellate Advocate’ for Monsanto Supreme Court win

Mark Sableman launches Internet Law Twists & Turns blog

Three partners named 2013 Up & Coming attorneys

Monsanto wins unanimous ruling from U.S. Supreme Court

Matt Braunel wins 2013 Lexology Client Choice Award

Alan Norman joins Wash U Law panel featuring Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

IT news site interviews Matt Braunel on patent infringement litigation

Steve Garlock quoted in front-page Wall Street Journal story on FURminator’s patent successes

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6091

Robyn is an experienced patent litigator who represents clients in patent and trademark matters in federal courts.

Robyn is an experienced patent litigator who represents clients in patent a...

Robyn Ast-Gmoser
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6030

Tony's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and other issues involving the intern...

Tony's practice encompasses a broad range of intellectual property matters,...

Anthony Blum
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6106

Matt is looked to for his thorough understanding of his clients’ business goals.

Matt is looked to for his thorough understanding of his clients’ business g...

Matt Braunel
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6570

Katie's practice encompasses a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters, including counterfeiting, patent and other trademark litigation for a wide range of client...

Katie's practice encompasses a broad spectrum of intellectual property matt...

Katie Colvin
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6139

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, product liability, intellectual property, and class action defense.

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, ...

Dan Cox
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6038

Dean has extensive first chair trial experience, limiting his practice to intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Dean has extensive first chair trial experience, limiting his practice to i...

Dean Franklin
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6146

Steve has successfully litigated a wide variety of matters for more than 30 years, the last 15 of which have focused on intellectual property.

Steve has successfully litigated a wide variety of matters for more than&nb...

Steve Garlock
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6304

David strategically advises clients in a variety of intellectual property disputes including patent prosecution, IP litigation, brand protection, counterfeiting, Post-Gra...

David strategically advises clients in a variety of intellectual property d...

David Jinkins
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6429

Jeff is a litigator and ag insider who works with the country's largest agribusinesses to develop effective litigation strategies on a national and global scale.

Jeff is a litigator and ag insider who works with the country's largest agr...

Jeff Masson
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5082

Sartouk is an associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property practice area.

Sartouk is an associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property practice area.

Sartouk Moussavi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6547

Jonathan's practice includes nearly every aspect of intellectual property litigation.

Jonathan's practice includes nearly every aspect of intellectual property l...

Jonathan Musch
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6149

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

Mike focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including pa...

Mike Nepple
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6284

Alan represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, with a strong emphasis on patent litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, and ...

Alan represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property litigation,...

Alan Norman
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2237

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them in federal courts across the United States.

Michael counsels clients on patent and trademark issues and represents them...

Michael Parks
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6103

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, marketing and business.

Mark's practice focuses on facilitating clients' communications, in media, ...

Mark Sableman