Glow in the Dark Law® 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. The Glow in the Dark Lawyer™’s clients enjoy the benefits of having a national intellectual property boutique that has extensive IP prosecution and litigation experience through attorneys with an impressive array of engineering and technical backgrounds. For intellectual property concerns please contact Attorney La Salle at (757) 755-2257.


A former Navy Nuclear Mechanical Operator, the Glow in the Dark Lawyer™ 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. Additionally, as a proven neutral, Attorney La Salle provides value to a variety of parties through Early Neutral Evaluation (“ENE”), a process similar to arbitration through which litigants can gauge the risks and likely outcomes of proceeding with a lengthy and costly civil litigation.

In addition to supporting and defending intellectual property rights, the Glow in the Dark Lawyer™ is also adept at IP infringement defense. Unfortunately, there are some who seek to exploit intellectual property law at society’s expense rather than for its benefit as the U.S. Constitution intends. Patent and copyright holders whose business depends on enforcing patent or copyright through a system of strategic litigation rather than through participation in the fair market are pejoratively known as “trolls.” The Glow in the Dark Lawyer™ has successfully defended victims seduced by this inequitable system, which he has dubbed the Bait-and-Litigate™. Particularly in the realm of digital photography and videography, the Bait-and-Litigate™ can expose unwary victims to risk of statutory damage liability which could aggregate to millions of dollars. IP “trolls” exploit the risk inherent in the Bait-and-Litigate™, extracting unreasonable nuisance settlements from victims who do not understand the digital technology and are unable or unwilling to bear the costs of a fair defense. The Glow in the Dark Lawyer™ knows the trolls tricks, and has the skill to defeat them.

Glow in the Dark Law® eagerly anticipates future adjudication in the Copyright Claims Board. If someone has infringed your copyright (and you anticipate your claim is below the CCB threshold) or you are accused of infringing someone else’s work and seeking a declaration of noninfringement, Glow in the Dark Law® can help. In addition to a dedication to protecting the intellectual property rights of his clients, Mr. La Salle has a proven track record defending against abusive federal copyright litigation.  

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


  • Claims of Copyright Infringement and DMCA violation, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina (Charleston)

  • Trademark Infringement/Opposition, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board


Intellectual Property 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
Early Neutral Evaluation

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
Early Neutral Evaluation


Bait-and-Litigate™ defense
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
Early Neutral Evaluation

Domain Name Disputes



Intellectual Property Resources


USPTO Trademark ADR
Library of Congress
Copyright Office
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure
The Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices
The Music Modernization Act
Law Library of Congress
Copyright Termination
Intellectual Property Owners Association
AIPLA Report of the Economic Survey

CCB Handbook


Google Patents
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution for Intellectual Property Offices and Courts
International Chamber of Commerce
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – WIPO
Global Brand Database
Domain Name Dispute Resolution
European Patent Office
Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property
Korean Intellectual Property Office
Canada Intellectual Property Office
IP Australia
Japan Patent Office
China National Intellectual Property Administration


Virginia State Corporation Commission
Virginia Supreme Court

North Carolina

North Carolina Secretary of State
North Carolina Supreme Court

South Carolina

South Carolina Secretary of State
South Carolina Supreme Court


Tennessee Secretary of State
Tennessee Supreme Court


Wisconsin Secretary of State
Wisconsin Court System – Supreme Court


Texas Secretary of State
Texas Judicial Branch – Supreme Court

IP Blogs
 IP & The Admiralty

Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META)
Ship Operations Cooperative Program

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