David LaRose - Intellectual Property Attorney

David E. LaRose


Industry Experience

  • Chemical Processes
  • Inkjet Printing
  • Metallurgical Coke Processing
  • Lubricants
  • Fuel Additives
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Semiconductors
  • Paper Processing
  • Adhesives


David has been a shareholder with LuedekaNeely since 1995, and has a broad practice in the field of intellectual property law with a focus on chemical technology.

David’s intellectual property law practice focuses on prosecuting patent and trademark applications and counseling clients with respect to patentability and infringement matters. David has extensive patent and trademark experience in the mechanical and chemical arts stretching over 28 years. Patents have been secured for a wide variety of products and processes including ink jet printers, printheads for ink jet printers, coke oven manufacturing devices, methods for producing metallurgical coke, lubricant additives, fuel additives, thin film batteries, oil recovery and clean up apparatus and processes, material separation devices, semiconductor devices, paper processing and coating, flame retardants, lead-acid battery separators, latent image systems, musical instruments, and adhesive formulations.

Before joining Luedeka Neely Group, David was a patent agent and patent attorney for Ethyl Corporation (now Albemarle Corporation and Afton Chemical Corporation) in Baton Rouge where he was involved in handling patents and trademarks for Ethyl Corporation. At Ethyl Corporation his practice focused on fuel additives and specialty chemicals, particularly brominated flame retardants.

Before going to Law School, David worked as a Chemical engineer for PPG Industries in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His engineering experience included electrochemical technology primarily directed to chlorine and caustic production.

David loves to play golf and hobbies include working on automobiles and repairing computers and cell phones.


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University – 1973
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from Louisiana State University Law School – 1989


  • Louisiana, 1989
  • Middle District of Louisiana, 1990
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1990 (Registered Patent Attorney)
  • Tennessee, 1995
  • Eastern District of Tennessee, 1995


  • AV ® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbel
  • Top Attorney for Intellectual Property and Trademarks, City View Magazine, 2010-2015
  • Top Attorney for Patent Law, City View Magazine, 2014-2015

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