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Anthony Franco Blum

Anthony Franco Blum

Practice areas:

Patent Infringement, Intellectual Property, Patent Application

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Anthony's practice encompasses a diverse range of intellectual property matters, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and other issues involving the internet and computer software. He advises clients on infringement and validity issues, represents clients in federal court, and also prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Examples of his work include prosecuting computer and internet-related patent applications, advising clients on speech-related issues on the internet, such as liability for user-generated content, and litigating patent and copyright infringement actions.


Anthony has a background in computer science, with experience in a variety of different programming languages. He uses that knowledge in advising clients, including those in the telecommunications, internet, and software industries. He represents clients of all sizes from small software and internet companies to Fortune 500 national and multi-national corporations.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Patent Infringement: 70%
    7 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    7 years
  3. Patent Application: 5%
    7 years

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Contact Info

One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO, 63101



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200908/17/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200801/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of the CoifVanderbilt University Law School2008
Chancelor's ScholarshipMissouri University of Science & Technology2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyThompson Coburn LLP2008 - Present
Summer AssociateThompson Coburn LLP2007 - 2007
Summer AssociateLanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC2006 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Association for Computing MachineryN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisN/A2008 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Missouri University of Science & TechnologyComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2005