United States Registered Patent Attorneys

Smith & Hopen represents clients world-wide in a practice limited exclusively to intellectual property law including patents, trademarks and related litigation.  The firm is one of the largest IP practices in the State of Florida and represents clients ranging from independent inventors to Fortune 100 institutions.  All attorneys at Smith & Hopen are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Representative Clients

University of South Florida
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
Colorado State University
University of Colorado
Moffitt Cancer Center
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
Florida Gulf Coast University
Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Polytechnic University of Turin

Recently Awarded Patents

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,622,842 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to University of South Florida for rodent immobilization apparatus and method of use thereof.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,626,341 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Syniverse Communications, Inc. for a method of and system for displaying mobile messages in unsupported formats.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,623,954 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Hyalta Aeronautics, Inc. for a hybrid lighter-than-air vehicle.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,623,306 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Walker Sports Innovations, LLC for an athletic training net.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,623,214 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to University of South Florida for a method of dilating gastrointestinal strictures using a trans-endoscopic hydraulic balloon apparatus.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,618,002 awarded Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to University of South Florida for a mini notched turbine generator.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,621,073 awarded Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to The Florida State University Research Foundtion, Inc. for 1MHZ scalable cascaded z-source inverter using gallium nitride (GAN) device.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,616,051 awarded Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc. for drug targets to overcome de novo drug-resistance in multiple myeloma.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,612,292 awarded Tuesday, April 04, 2017 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for a method for small-signal stability assessment of power systems using source side and load side perturbations and unit circle citerion.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,612,293 awarded Tuesday, April 04, 2017 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for a method for small-signal stability assessment of power systems using source side and load side perturbations and generalized nyquist criterion.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,610,364 awarded Tuesday, April 04, 2017 to University of South Florida for a method for the treatment of malignancies.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,606,078 awarded Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to University of North Florida Board of Trustees for nanocrystalline indium tin oxide sensors and arrays.
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Recently Issued Trademarks

  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,176,211 was granted on Thursday, April 04, 2047 for the mark SANDPEARL in association with health spa services for health and wellness of the body and spirit, namely, body massage, body treatments, facials, facial enhancements, waxing, nail care, nail enhancements, manicures, pedicures by The Sandpearl Resort, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,176,210 was granted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 for the mark SANDPEARL in association with marina services by The Sandpearl Resort, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,176,209 was granted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 for the mark SANDPEARL in association with hotel services; restaurant, catering, bar and cocktail lounge services; resort and lodging services; provision of general purpose facilities for meetings, conferences and exhibitions; provision of banquet and social function facilities for special occasions; and reservation services for hotel accomodations by The Sandpearl Resort, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,178,009 was granted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 for the mark SEMINOLE 100 in association with providing recognition and incentives by the way of awards to demonstrate excellence in the field of businsess by Florida State University.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,170,966 was granted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for the mark PSS in association with consulting services in the field of public safety by Bracken Engineering, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,170,958 was granted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for the mark IRP in association with educational services, namely, providing continuing professional education courses for attorneys, building code administrators and inspectors, contractors, engineers, insurance adjusters, certified plain managers, emergency managers, fire service, industrial safety specialists, technical rescue specialists, urban search and research responders, hazardous materials workers/responders by Bracken Engineering, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,170,963 was granted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for the mark WB in association with consulting and engineering services in the field of structural and geotechnical engineering, building and property condition assessments, repair and restoration, subsurface remediation, geophysical surveying by Bracken Engineering, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,164,821 was granted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for the mark AMERICA II ELECTRONICS in association with wholesale distributorships featuring electronic components and semiconductors by America II Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,166,403 was granted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for the mark EZ-CLENZ in association with edible chews for dogs and cats by Stratford Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,168,552 was granted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for the mark RUSSIAN RIVER ROYALE in association with wine by Ahari Enterprises, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,160,988 was granted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for the mark SUNSOUTHBANK in association with retail banking by SunSouth Bank.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,157,077 was granted on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 for the mark CHINOLA in association with liqueurs by KC Global LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,141,747 was granted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 for the mark BEAUTY, BRAINS, AND BICEPS in association with Entertainment services, namely, providing online blogs and online newsletters relating to fitness, health and wellness; Providing a website featuring information on fitness and Providing a website featuring information on health and wellness by Tara Marie, Inc..
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