Intellectual Property Attorneys - Thrive IP

William La Salle III, J.D.


Mr. La Salle is Of Counsel contracted to assist Thrive IP® in representing clients in certain matters not adjudicated before a federal agency or tribunal. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia. His practice includes alternative dispute resolution, business formation and wrap-up, regulatory matters before the Virginia State Corporation Commission, contract negotiation & drafting, and civil litigation services. Mr. La Salle is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney. He represents Thrive IP® clients in mediation and arbitration, including matters related to intellectual property disputes, and provides neutral services to organizations such as FINRA®

Mr. La Salle is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and remains actively engaged with servicemembers and veterans throughout the country.

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia State Bar (2020)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia – Bankruptcy


Presidential Honors Scholar
The Arnold Fletcher Award (Academic Achievement)
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


Charleston School of Law, J.D., cum laude and with Maritime Law Honors
NYUx Computer Science MicroBachelors®
Thomas Edison State University, B.S. Applied Science and Technology, with honors
Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training Command, Surface Ship Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator – Mechanical

Professional Activities

FINRA® Public Arbitrator – 2021 – Present
Judge, Oral Arguments, Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition – 2021
Judge, American Mock Trial Association Regional Colonial Classic Undergraduate Mock Trial Tournament – 2021
2022 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Patent Prosecution Boot Camp
2022 American Bar Association Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute
Resolute Systems Arbitrator Training Course – 2021

Professional Affiliations

International Bar Association (IBA)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Federal Bar Association (FBA)
USCFC Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)
Virginia State Bar (VSB)
Virginia Bar Association (VBA)
Richmond Bar Association
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN)
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)