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Thompson Coburn LLP

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 3MissouriUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

St. Louis-based team sought after for its litigation and patent prosecution expertise, including representation for design patents. Draws on its knowledge in these areas to represent a range of clients across the consumer goods, biotechnology, motor and telecom industries. Also engages in trade secret and trademark mandates, the latter including infringement, anticounterfeiting and licensing issues.

Strengths

A source says: "I see them as a firm that is definitely committed to IP and has a good reputation."

"They have a strong patent prosecution practice," states one peer.

Work highlights

Assisted Enterprise Rent-A-Car with various trademark protection and enforcement matters.

Notable practitioners

Alan Norman assists clients with the full gamut of IP litigation, with especially noteworthy experience in patent infringement proceedings. He is also well versed in providing guidance on patent protection strategies.

David Jinkins is recognized for his significant experience across a wide range of complex IP matters, including infringement litigation and trademark issues. He provides high-level advice to clients from the agriculture industry, and is able to draw upon a background in molecular biology.

Tom Polcyn is held in high regard in the St. Louis market. He handles portfolio management, dispute resolution and licensing concerns for a range of domestic and international clients, including consumer products entities.
"He is a really good attorney; he is excellent." "He handles a lot of trademark work, his name is one that stands out."

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Missouri

Intellectual Property


Alan Norman
Band 3
David Jinkins
Band 3
Thomas A Polcyn
Band 1