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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


Photographer hits retailer over photo of player hitting Joey Bats

Copyright Office changes procedures for DMCA agent designations

Trump Skittles tweet illustrates photo copyright hazards

Street artist’s copyright infringement claims against Starbucks dismissed

Fox News fair use claim for Facebook post of 9-11 image remains unresolved

Is appropriation art ‘fair use’?

Can you make an infringement claim over thumbnail images?


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