Bio

An Exceptional Track Record Of Success

For more than two decades, he has passionately committed himself to protecting the patents and intellectual property of clients all over the United States. His opponents have included some of the largest companies in the world, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and more. Thanks to his dedication to the law and skillful application of its principles, he has stood against these industry giants and successfully protected the interests of his clients each time. He represents a uniquely diverse client base, which routinely includes both individuals and Fortune 500 companies.

Tony’s legal career is among the most prolific of any business litigation attorney. He has served as lead trial counsel in hundreds of patent, antitrust, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property cases nationwide. He has tried cases in state, federal and appellate courts, as well as serving in preliminary and pretrial hearings. In addition to his lead counsel duties, he provides his specialized knowledge to claims across the nation as co-counsel.

Due to powerful representation of his clients and his ability to secure favorable outcomes in IP cases, Tony has been honored by the legal community numerous times for many years running. He has been named to the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® from 2010-2017, and has also been the St. Louis Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year by U.S. News Best Lawyers in America® four years in a row. These awards simply demonstrate what we already know—that Tony is an attorney committed to the highest levels of practice, integrity, and results for his clients.

Tony is proud to represent his clients in multiple states across the nation, including Missouri, Texas, Illinois, New York, California, and more.

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Professional Associations

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys® for Missouri, Lifetime Achievement
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • St. Louis Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Bar Association Federal District of Illinois
  • Bar Association Central Illinois
  • Bar Association Illinois State
  • Bar Association of Southern Illinois
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
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Results

  • EMSAT and Location Based Services v. AT&T, (N.D. OH)
  • World Wide Stationery Mfg. Co. Ltd. v. U.S. Ring Binder, LP (E.D. Mo.)
  • Bing v. Microsoft (E.D. Mo.)
  • Virginia E-Commerce v. eBay and PayPal, (E.D. Va.)
  • Creative Internet Advertising Corp. v. Yahoo! Inc. (E.D. TX)
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Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® 2009 to 2019
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Patent in St. Louis 2018
  • “Best Patent Attorneys in St. Louis,” St. Louis Small Business Monthly 2017, 2018
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 50 St. Louis 2014-2018
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 100 2015-2018
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Intellectual Property 2010-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America® St. Louis Lawyer of the Year, Patent Litigation 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America® St. Louis Lawyer of the Year, Intellectual Property Litigation 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America® St. Louis Lawyer of the Year, Patent Litigation 2013, 2018
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA) Premier Business Tort Trial Attorney 2015
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
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Bar Admissions

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Missouri
  • State of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
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Published Works

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