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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 […]

Ben Klosowski Presents AI and IP Webinar

On June 3, 2021, Thrive IP® patent attorney Ben Klosowski presented “The Hand of Artificial Intelligence in Intellectual Property.” The IP webinar was hosted by AUTM.  The session was recorded and can be viewed at AUTM | The Leading Association in Technology Transfer. Thrive IP® offers a broad range of intellectual property service.  For more […]

Thrive IP® Represented Trans-Radial Solutions, LLC in U.S. District Court Litigation

May 10, 2021: After nearly 2.5 years of litigation (prolonged in part due to COVID-19), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a Dismissal Order following a confidential settlement of the lawsuit filed by Trans-Radial Solutions, LLC against multiple parties in Civil Action No. 2:18-cv-00656.   The U.S. District Court litigation […]

Thrive IP® Wins U.S. Utility Patent Application Battle

On May 4, 2021, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) reversed a patent examiner’s rejections and handed victory to a client of Thrive IP®.  The client’s patent application, directed to lighting assembly technology, is expected to issue as a U.S. utility patent following the PTAB’s decision. “A panel composed of three administrative patent […]

Thrive IP® at the Spring Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association’s (TIPLA) CLE Seminar

Ben Klosowski and Peter Brewer are honored to take part in the May 7th Spring TIPLA Seminar; Mr. Brewer as the Seminar Facilitator and Mr. Klosowski as a speaker.  Mr. Klosowski’s presentation is entitled “Artificial Intelligence & Patents.” For more information on this and other upcoming seminars, please visit TIPLA. For information on services offered […]

Thrive IP®’s William La Salle III Serves as Volunteer Judge in 2021 Giles S. Rich IP Moot Court Competition

Attorney William La Salle III was selected as a volunteer judge on March 19 – 20 for several rounds of the 2020-21 Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court oral arguments, presented by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).  Hosted annually, law schools across the country participate with up to two teams of two […]

Georg M. Hasselmann, Ph.D., J.D., Patent Attorney, Awarded Colleague of the Year at Thrive IP® Law Firm

Georg M. Hasselmann, Esq. has been awarded the 2020 Colleague of the Year. Georg joined the law firm of Thrive IP® as an attorney in 2019.   Georg is a Registered Patent Attorney and is admitted to practice law in Virginia.  He runs an office for the firm in Alexandria, Virginia, directly across from the U.S. […]

Jeremy Stipkala Speaks at Upcoming Free Webinars

Thrive IP® patent attorney Jeremy M. Stipkala will speak about patents and trade secret protection at the Intellectual Property Webinar Series on January 19, 2021.  Dr. Stipkala will speak again as part of a panel discussion on intellectual property management on February 16, 2021.  The South Carolina Small Business Development Center will host and sponsor […]

Peter Brewer Speaks to Society of Petroleum Engineers

Peter Brewer was the speaker for the Denver Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers this month.  Peter spoke on the topic of Patents and the Energy Industry.  Peter fielded a number of questions from engineers from Colorado and Wyoming about the patent process and trends in the energy industry. More information about the Denver […]

Thrive IP®’s William La Salle III Is Now a Licensed Patent Attorney

Following a year and a half-long mentorship under the supervision of Thrive IP®’s patent attorneys, William La Salle III has passed the Virginia Bar Exam and is now licensed as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Will previously registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent agent. Will […]

Thrive IP® Selected to Serve as Host for Meeting With USPTO Patent Commissioner

Peter Brewer of Thrive IP® has been selected by the Tennessee IP Law Association and the Nashville Bar Association to serve as the host for a virtual meeting with Drew Hirshfeld, the Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO.  The meeting will take place on Friday, September 18th from 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Central.  Peter […]

Thrive IP® Wins Legal Battle for Local Model

Thrive IP® recently prevented an entertainment company from using photographs of our client, a model, in a product that would have used the photographs in a defamatory manner. Ben Klosowski, the lead attorney in the matter, protected our client’s publicity rights when the entertainment company, facing an injunction, agreed to stop marketing the product with […]

Peter Brewer Named to 2020 Best Lawyers®

Thrive IP® attorney Peter Brewer has been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® registry. Peter has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America registry in the practice areas of Patent Law and Trademark Law for each of the last five years. Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more […]

Peter Brewer Named to 2021 AIPF Board of Directors

Thrive IP® attorney Peter Brewer has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association of Intellectual Property Firms.  Peter’s service on the Board will begin in 2021. The Association of Intellectual Property Firms is an association of boutique law firms from around the world that specialize in intellectual property.  Thrive IP® […]

*UPDATE* Thrive IP®: COVID-19 Response – Aid Offered by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Continues

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO, granted authorization under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has further extended some patent and trademark deadlines for those affected by the virus. Extensions are specific to individual cases and would require a certified statement from those seeking relief.  Possible extensions include time allowed […]

Thrive IP® Wins Patent Application Battle for Vacation Finder, LLC’s Technology for Reserving and Managing Vacation Rental Properties

On May 18, 2020, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board handed victory to Vacation Finder, LLC, reversing the rejection of the company’s appealed patent claims.  The patent application, entitled, “Methods of Reserving and Managing Vacation Rental Properties,” will issue as U.S. Patent No. 10,755,203 on August 25, 2020. Thrive IP®’s legal team on the […]

Thrive IP® welcomes Patent Agent William La Salle III

Thrive IP® is pleased to announce the addition of William La Salle III as a Patent Agent and Patent Attorney Trainee. Will’s intellectual property practice will focus on the protection of intellectual property including the preparation and filing of patent and trademark applications, global coordination of IP portfolios, infringement clearance, patent validity opinions, patent and […]

Thrive IP® Attorney Wins International Writing Competition

It was announced on August 5, 2020 that Peter Brewer is the winner of the Association of Intellectual Property Attorneys Writing Competition.  Peter’s article is titled “Bumping Into Your Own Prior Art.”  The AIPF announced the competition at the beginning of the year, with articles being peer reviewed by IP attorneys from as far away […]

Thrive IP®: COVID-19 Response – United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Offers Extensions to Those Affected

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO, granted authorization under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has extended some patent and trademark deadlines for those affected by the virus. Extensions are specific to individual cases and would require a certified statement from those seeking relief.  Possible extensions include time allowed to […]

Thrive IP®: COVID-19 Response – Copyright Office Offers Extensions to Those Affected

The Register of Copyrights, granted authorization under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has extended some copyright deadlines for those affected by the virus. Extensions are specific to individual cases and would require a certified statement from those seeking relief.  Possible extensions include adjustments to copyright applications, copyright registrations, and their infringement.  […]

Thrive IP® Helps Technology Clients Thrive During Tough Times

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Thrive IP® remains open for business.  Founded in 2005 and forged in the Great Recession of 2008, Thrive IP® offers clients a stable, experienced, and dedicated team committed to protecting and enforcing intellectual property. “With great uncertainty comes great opportunity.  Our robust and dedicated practice stands ready to participate in the wave […]

Peter Brewer Speaks at State Bar IP Conference in Houston

Peter Brewer was honored to serve as a speaker at the 2020 State Bar of Texas Annual IP Symposium.  The program was held on February 6th and 7th in downtown Houston. Peter’s topic was “Bumping Into Your Own Prior Art.”  Peter is a former Briefing Attorney to The Supreme Court of Texas and is a […]

Thrive IP® welcomes Patent Attorney Georg M. Hasselmann, PH.D., J.D.

Thrive IP® is pleased to announce the additional of Georg Hasselmann, Esq. as a Patent Attorney, where he focuses his practice on the protection of intellectual property including the preparation and filing of patent applications, global coordination of IP portfolios, infringement clearance, patent validity opinions, and patent licensing. To learn more about Dr. Hasselmann, please […]

Thrive IP® and Ben Klosowski, Esq. Prevail in Trademark Opposition

On December 3, 2019, the European Union Intellectual Property Office rejected a competitor’s opposition in its entirety against a European trademark application filed by AdventureCORPS® of California, a client of Thrive IP®.  The European trademark application for the mark “Badwater” is expected to proceed toward eventual issuance.  The legal team in Europe was directed by […]

Thrive IP® and Ben Klosowski, Esq. Prevail Before Patent Trial and Appeal Board

On October 23, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) handed victory to Trans-Radial Solutions LLC, reversing the rejection of all claims appealed.  The patent application entitled, “Left Radial Access, Right Room Operation, Peripheral Intervention System,” is expected to issue as a U.S. patent following the PTAB’s decision. Thrive IP®’s legal team on the […]

Dr. Stipkala Speaks in Vienna, Austria, on Alternative Fees

On October 10, 2019, Jeremy M. Stipkala, Ph.D., J.D., Patent Attorney with Thrive IP®, spoke at FICPI’s 18th Open Forum in Vienna on “Alternative Fee Arrangements and Client Experience in the United States.”  Dr. Stipkala examined cash and non-cash compensation, contingent fees, insurance coverage, and litigation financing, and ethical considerations raised by each.  For example, […]

Peter Brewer Invited to Speak to the Louisiana Oil and Gas Convention

Peter Brewer has been invited to speak at the annual Louisiana Oil and Gas Convention to be held in New Orleans on October 9-11. The convention will be held at the Convention Center in downtown New Orleans, and will feature oil and gas operators, producers and service companies from around the world.  Peter will speak […]

Thrive IP Attends Annual AIPF Conference

Thrive IP will attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms.  AIPF is an international consortium of specialty law firms dedicated to providing high quality intellectual property legal services.  The conference will be held on September 22-24 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dr. Jeremy M. Stipkala, Patent Attorney, has been invited to speak to the Legal Staff Professionals of South Carolina, an affiliate of NALS

Dr. Stipakala’s talk will be on the subject of Intellectual Property Law.  The conference will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Clark’s Inn in Santee.  For more information, please visit  http://www.lspsc.org/

Peter Brewer Invited to Speak in Houston, Texas

Peter Brewer has been invited to speak at the annual New Technology and Inventors Conference held in Houston, Texas.  The conference focuses on completions and artificial lift in the oil and gas industry.  Peter, who is a degreed petroleum engineer, will be speaking on Patents and the Energy Industry.  The presentation will take place on […]

Thrive IP® is Honored to be Ranked Among the “2019 Best Law Firms”

Each of the Law Firms counted among the “Best Law Firms” of 2019 are recognized for providing professional excellence and a quality law practice, praised by clients and peers.  We at Thrive IP® feel privileged to be included.

Peter Brewer Announced as TIPLA 2019 Officer

The Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Associates (TIPLA) has announced its 2019 officers and honors Peter Brewer, member at large, with his inclusion.

Peter Brewer to Speak at the Annual Louisiana Oil and Gas Exposition

Peter Brewer has been invited to speak at the annual Louisiana Oil and Gas Exposition.  The Exposition will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana at the downtown convention center from October 9-11, 2019.  Peter will speak on October 9th on the subject of  “Patents and the Energy Industry.”

Peter Brewer Co-Authors “Who Owns Invention, Firm or Employee?”

Mr. Brewer published an article in the Knoxville Business Journal, for the April 2019 publication.  The article discussed ownership of inventions as between inventors and employers.

Thrive IP Files Pro Bono Patent Application

Thrive IP has filed a patent application for a group of inventors from Australia.  The inventors are teenage girls who attend Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia.  The girls recently made international news for the development of a tennis scoring device.  Thrive IP is working with Shelston IP in Australia.  Together the firms are […]

Peter Brewer Speaks at Artificial Lift Symposium

Peter Brewer was invited to serve as one of the speakers at the 2019 Artificial Lift Symposium held in Oklahoma City. The annual event was held at the Cox Convention Center on February 13, 2019. Peter spoke on the subject of Patents and the Oil and Gas Industry. Approximately 200 petroleum engineers were in attendance.

Thrive IP Prevails Before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

On August 09, 2018 the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued an Order in Opposition No. 92068437.  This is an Opposition brought by Thrive IP client Powertex, Inc. against Eurolog S.R.L.  After a short administrative litigation, Thrive IP was able to obtain cancellation of the opposed mark.  The mark at issue was SEA BULK […]

Thrive IP Prevails Before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

On December 06, 2018 the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued an Order in Opposition No. 91222284.  This is an Opposition brought by E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto, California against Thrive IP client Thunder Road Brands, LLC.  After over two years of administrative litigation, Thrive IP was able to obtain an Order of Dismissal […]

Thrive IP Renews AIPF Membership

Thrive IP has renewed its annual membership in the Association of Intellectual Property Firms.  AIPF is an association of IP boutiques from around the world.  Peter Brewer will serve on one of the planning committees for 2019.

Peter Brewer Speaks To Group of Petroleum Engineers

Peter Brewer served as the lead-off speaker for the 2018 Sucker Rod Workshop held in Oklahoma City. The annual event was held at the Cox Convention Center on September 13, 2018. Peter spoke on the subject of Patents and the Energy Industry. Approximately 200 engineers were in attendance.

Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association Hosts Fall 2018 CLE Program

Peter Brewer is a member of the Board of TIPLA.  He has assisted in the planning of two programs each year for the last 11 years.  The next program is scheduled to take place on Friday November 2nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jeremy M. Stipkala to Attend the Annual AIPLA Meeting

Please join Dr. Jeremy M. Stipkala, Patent Attorney with Thrive IP®, at the annual AIPLA meeting. The meeting will take place in Washington, DC from October 25-27, 2018. For more information please visit www.AIPLA.com.

Jeremy M. Stipkala Appointed to CPTCLA Board

The Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association has invited Jeremy M. Stipkala to join its Board for a three-year term.  The CPTCLA is the oldest legal association dedicated to practitioners of Intellectual Property law in North and South Carolina.  For more information, please visit www.CPTCLA.org.

Thrive IP® Serves as Title Sponsor of Charleston Angel Conference

Thrive IP® proudly sponsors the Charleston Angel Conference again this year.  Well-designed to educate new investors on angel investing, the Conference guides investor participants to award a winner among twelve start-ups with a pooled investment.  For more information, please visit www.charlestonangelconference.com.

Jeremy M. Stipkala Wins Appeal for North Carolina Schools

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board handed victory to NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, reversing the rejection of all claims appealed.  The patent application, entitled, “Solar Water Splitting in a Molecular Photoelectrochemical Cell,” will now issue as a U.S. patent.

Peter Brewer is Honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court

Congratulations to Peter Brewer on his recognition from the Tennessee Supreme Court! Peter received a Certificate of Recognition as a “2018 Attorney for Justice” for his pro bono services.

THRIVE IP AT THE 2018 AIPF MEETING

Thrive IP attorneys will be attending the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois on September 26-28, 2018.  For more information, please visit www.AIPF.com.

PETER BREWER TO BE A PANELIST AT THE 2018 AIPF MEETING

Peter Brewer has been selected to serve as a panelist at the 2018 Annual Meeting for Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF).  The presentation will take place on Friday September 28th.  His topic will be “Incorporating Pro Bono Work Into Your Intellectual Property Practice.” For more information, please visit www.AIPF.com.

Peter Brewer Makes Presentation on “Patents and the Energy Industry.”

Peter Brewer recently attended the 2018 Sucker Rod Pumping Workshop for petroleum engineers.  This program is held annually in Oklahoma City.  Peter served as the lead-off speaker, making a presentation on “Patents and the Energy Industry.” For more information, please visit www.ALRDC.com.

BEN KLOSOWSKI TO BE ON THE PATENT COMMITTEE AT THE 2018 AIPF MEETING

Ben has been selected to serve on the Patent Committee at the 2018 Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF).  He is helping coordinate and also will be moderating a patent panelist discussion for the 2018 AIPF Meeting in Chicago, to be held on September 26-28, 2018.  For more information, please visit www.AIPF.com.