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

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
  • Right-to-Use
  • 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
  • Nondisclosure
  • Copyright Registration
  • Recordation
  • 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
  • UDRP
  • Cybersquatting

IP Resources

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