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The Hunter Building
306 22nd Street, Suite 301
TEL: 409.763.1623
FAX: 409.763.3853

Practice Areas

William P. Glenn, Jr.

Bill Glenn is a partner in the Galveston office who has been a member of the Texas and patent bars for over twenty years. Mr. Glenn represents and advises domestic and international clients on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, software as a service (SaaS), cybersecurity, and maritime issues—both in and out of court. He has worked with companies with business lines in: aviation telecommunication software, upstream oil and gas, onshore and offshore drilling, cathodic protection, vessel operations, vessel classification, ship/vessel repair and breaking, naval architecture, marine engineering, marine terminals, ocean and rail logistics, vessel financing, brewing, and tourism.

Mr. Glenn joined the firm in 1992, but his experience did not begin there. Before practicing law, Mr. Glenn sailed as master/offshore installation manager on mobile offshore drilling units in the North Sea, Indonesian waters, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Glenn is also a lecturer at Texas A&M University at Galveston in the Departments of Maritime Administration and Marine Transportation. In addition, he blogs about and patents and maritime history at http://compassboxing.blogspot.com


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • All U.S. District Courts in the State of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office, Registered Patent Attorney
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D., 1991; M.I.P., 1998
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston, B.S., Marine Sciences, 1981

Representative Matters

              Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. v. Enviroklean Product Development, Inc.; Cause No. H-14-539, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division. Lead attorney in suit brought by Deepwater Corrosion Services against Enviroklean Product Development for trademark infringement, false designation of origin, false advertising, unfair competition and dilution. Case settled.

              Dune Energy Inc. v. Shamrock Management, LLC; Cause No. CV59024-A, Galveston County Court at Law No. 1, Galveston County Texas. Co-Chair in suit brought by Dune Energy against Shamrock Management for breach of master service agreement. Jury verdict of over $2.4 million for Dune Energy.

               Moody National Bank v. Bywater Marine LLC et al; Cause No. G-10-598, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Galveston Division and Moody National Bank v. Bywater Marine LLC et al; Cause No. 12-40946, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Represented Moody National Bank in foreclosure of preferred ship mortgage and appeal thereafter. Judgment in the amount of over $1.2 million for Moody National Bank and affirmed by Fifth Circuit.

               Hennecke GmbH v. RADCOM Domain Department; FA1209001463233, Federal Arbitration Association. Represented Hennecke GmbH in domain name dispute. Arbitrators award for Hennecke GmbH.

              ALK Associates, Inc. v. Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. and Texas Mexican Railway Company; Cause No. L-00-64, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Laredo Division. Part of litigation team defending Transportacion Ferroviara Mexicana, S.A. against claims of breach of contract, conversion, unfair competition through misappropriation, misappropriation of trade secrets, civil conspiracy, and copyright infringement. Settlement reached between the parties.

               Waco International Corporation v. KHK Scaffolding Houston, Inc.; Cause No. H-98-1309, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division. Part of litigation team for KHK Scaffolding Houston, Inc. in trademark infringement suit brought by Waco International Corporation. Jury verdict for KHK Scaffolding Houston, Inc. and first reported decision of a punitive damages award for wrongful seizure under the Lanham Act.


  • American Bar Association
  • Galveston Bar Association
  • Maritime Technology Society
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Council of American Master Mariners
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Seminars & Speeches

  • Marine Investigations, University of Texas School of Law Continuing Legal Education Office, 14th Annual Admiralty & Maritime Law Conference, October, 2005.


  • A Marine Incident Investigation Checklist
    Texas Lawyer
    August 7, 2006
  • Copyright Basics for Graphic Designers
    February 1, 2005
  • Comparative Study Between Traditional Ocean Shipping and the Ocean Transport of LNG & Offshore LNG Terminals in U.S. Waters
    SNAME's 14th Annual Offshore Symposium
    November 1, 2004
  • The Law of the Internet in Texas
    National Business Institute, 12T6628
    January 1, 2002
  • Ex-Parte Seizure of Intellectual Property Goods
    9 Tex. Intell. Prop.L.J. 307
    January 1, 2001
  • Internet Research for Intellectual Property Law Issues
    Lorman Publishing
    September 1, 2000
  • Legal Protection of Vessel Hull Designs and Related Technology, Offshore Technology Conference 2000
    May 1, 2000
  • Maritime Commerce Reducing Environmental Losses
    Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 9 No. 4
    April 1, 1995
  • Marine Resources Committee's 1994 Year in Review for the Section of Natural Resources
    Energy and Environmental Law
    January 1, 1994