Intellectual Property

The Glow In The Dark Lawyer™ provides State, National, and International Intellectual Property services in proud association with Thrive IP ®. We are available to assist with all your patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret needs. All intellectual property clients are currently retained by Thrive IP,® and clients enjoy the benefits of having an intellectual property boutique with extensive legal experience and an impressive array of engineering backgrounds to represent their interests.


A former Navy Nuclear Mechanical Operator, The Glow In The Dark Lawyer, William La Salle, has been steeped in the engineering philosophy of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and its founder, Admiral Rickover. Mr. La Salle applies each of the seven “Nuclear Watchstanding Principles” – Integrity, Formality, Level of Knowledge, Questioning Attitude, Procedural Compliance, and Forceful Backup – to all aspects of his law practice. In protecting clients’ intellectual property concerns, these principles are vital.


Mr. La Salle has broad engineering experience, with experience in multiple disciplines including nuclear energy technologies, mechanical and electrical engineering technologies, energy generation and transmission, shipbuilding, and maritime technology. He has assisted in patent prosecution and defense in a wide range of disciplines, including therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, chemical energy storage, and even space propulsion. He is also experienced as a litigator, appearing on behalf of clients in multiple forums such as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in federal district court.


Whether you’re a U.S. small business owner seeking to trademark your logo, an author seeking to protect your rights before you contract with a publisher for your magnus opus, accused of Copyright Infringement because of something related to your website or social media, or an international IP firm seeking US counsel for a U.S. National Phase PCT or US Nonprovisional patent application filing, The Glow In The Dark Lawyer™ has the experience you need.


Representative Patents

US Patent
10,707,511 – Low Temperature Solid Oxide Cells
US Patent 10,869,618 – Diagnostic Measurement Devices and Methods
US Patent 10,954,255 – Phospholipid analogues
US Patent 11,019,712 – Method and apparatus for torsional magnetic reconnection

Representative Litigation

Copyright Infringement, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina (Charleston)

Trademark Infringement/Opposition, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

IP Services





Novelty Searches & Opinions
Invalidity Searches & Opinions
Infringement Searches & Opinions
State of the Art
Provisional & Nonprovisional Utility Applications
Design Patents
Office Action Response
Patent Cooperation Treaty/International Patent Prosecution
International Design (Hague)
Petitions & Appeals
Infringement Litigation
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Licensing and Assignments

Trademark/Trade Secret



State Trademark & Servicemark Applications
Federal Use/ITU Applications
Infringement Searches & Opinions
Office Action Response
International (Madrid) Filings
International Geographical Indications (Lisbon)
Petitions & Appeals
Licensing and Assignments
Trade Secret Appropriation & Theft
FOIA/Administrative Procedure Act
Federal Trade Secret Act




Copyright Registration
Public Catalog Searches
Infringement Litigation
Defense from Copyright Trolling
Licensing and Assignments
Fair Use
DMCA Protection & Takedown
Response to “DMCA Abuse”
Music Modernization Act
Copyright Claims Board


Domain Name Disputes




IP Resources

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