We focus on building client relationships to determine your intellectual property needs. We may then engage tools such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, opinions and counseling.


Our attorneys hold degrees in chemical and engineering disciplines which allow us to thoroughly understand your unique needs and protect your investment.


For entrepreneurs, startup clients, investors, and corporate landing parties. We help you save time and effort and enjoy more opportunities by building your corporation correctly from the start.



Stipkala & Klosowski LLC is proudly doing business as Thrive IP®. Our philosophy stands on service, and the focus centers on relationships. We want to help our clients to succeed – to help them Thrive. For some startup clients, that means launching with a proper corporate structure to attract follow-on investment and position for exit. We focus on each client’s intellectual property needs, whether “defensive IP” – avoiding the infringement of others’ rights, or “protective IP” – protecting and enforcing the client’s rights against infringers and copyists. We apply many tools, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, freedom-to-operate analysis, opinions and counseling, corporate structuring, tax credit qualification, and litigation. Our patent attorneys hold degrees in chemical and engineering disciplines. Significantly, we provide our legal services to advance the client’s business goals. And, we deliver that service at market-competitive rates or pursuant to carefully-crafted alternative fee arrangements. Consider our services and practice areas, and contact us at your convenience. We serve clients across the country and around the world from our offices in Charleston, SC, Greenville, SC, Knoxville, TN, Smithfield, VA and Alexandria, VA.

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Peter Brewer to Speak to Knoxville Bar Association

Peter Brewer, Esq. has been invited to speak to the Knoxville Bar Association this month.  This is in connection with the annual Corporate Counsel Section CLE Program.  The program will take place on August 24, 2022.  Peter is one of five speakers.  His topic will be “Non-Disclosure Agreements for the In-House Attorney.” More information can […]

Peter Brewer Selected to Speak at an International Technical Conference in Houston, Texas

Peter Brewer has been selected to serve as one of the speakers at the 2022 SPE Technical Conference & Exhibition.  This is a large, international show put on each fall by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  The ATCE will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston in October.  This is […]

Thrive IP®’s William La Salle III, Esq. Attends Resolute System’s Arbitration Training Course

Attorney Will La Salle attended Resolute System’s Arbitration Training course on July 22, 2021. This course was generously funded by IAT Insurance in cooperation with the Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN) for virtual attendance by spouses of active duty servicemembers. Taught by Deborah Masucci, this course focuses on potential future arbitrators/neutrals. Although parties to an […]