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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.

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

PTAB History - First Ever CMB Denial

  • February 18, 2014: Defended US Patent RE43904 against a Covered Business Method Review before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Obtained the first ever non-institution decision in history (CBM2013-00047)

Largest Court of Claims Patent Award

  • December 19, 2014: the U.S. Court of Federal Claims found that the United States Army infringed on U.S. Pat. 7,748,325 (written by Smith & Hopen) for a Firearms Projectile that replaces lead-based ammunition. 
  • The court initially awarded the patent owner $15,617,533.68 in damages as of April 30, 2013. 
  • With interest, that judgment should be in the $25m range by the end of 2015 and approximately $70,000,000 over the life of the patent (Court's Order). 

Inter Partes Review Denial

  • March 4, 2015:  The Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied institution of a trial (IPR201401414 ) against patent number RE43904.
  • Smith & Hopen both wrote the subject patent and represented the patent owner before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Opposing counsel: Kilpatrick Towsend & Stockton LLP

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. 9,089,432 awarded  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 to University of South Florida for an injectable hip hemiarthroplasty.

U.S. Patent No. 9,090,153 awarded  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 to Michael Boyd for a rain shield for vehicle passengers.

U.S. Patent No. 9,072,863 awarded  Tuesday, July 07, 2015 to University of South Florida for an intracranial catheter and methods of use.

U.S. Patent No. 9,072,480 awarded  Tuesday, July 07, 2015 to University of South Florida for a universal laparoscopic suturing device.

U.S. Patent No. 9,063,142 awarded  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to University of South Florida for a method of predicting sensitivity to prostate cancer therapy.

U.S. Patent No. 9,062,190 awarded  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to iCast Plastics, LLC for a stone based copolymer substrate.

U.S. Patent No. 9,063,143 awarded  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc for cancer platinum resistance detection and sensitization method.

U.S. Patent No. 9,057,108 awarded  Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc. for a hybrid model for the classification of carcinoma subtypes .

U.S. Patent No. 9,051,381 awarded  Tuesday, June 09, 2015 to Florida A&M University for disease-related biomarkers specific to Florida hybrid bunch and muscadine grape, and uses thereof.

U.S. Patent No. 9,051,386 awarded  Tuesday, June 09, 2015 to University of South Florida for a method of treating inflammation using human immunosuppressive protein.

U.S. Patent No. 9,047,384 awarded  Tuesday, June 02, 2015 to University of South Florida for a system and method for automatically determining purpose information for travel behavior.

U.S. Patent No. 9,045,434 awarded  Tuesday, June 02, 2015 to University of South Florida for compositions and methods of treatment for myocilin glaucoma by selectively inhibiting GRP94.

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Recently Issued Trademarks

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,778,915 was granted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 for the mark WIDE SKY in association with clothing, namely, t-shirts and tank tops by Wide Sky LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,769,527 was granted on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 for the mark BUGBEAR in association with agricultural irrigation units, namely, plastic devices having a connected rainwater-collecting and insect-repelling device for attachment to the base of a tree by Tree T Pee, LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,763,438 was granted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 for the mark SOMEGA in association with nutritional supplement containing omega fatty acids for animals, excluding humans by EZ Med Holdings, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,765,687 was granted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 for the mark FLIGHTRAY in association with plastic and cardboard protection containers for commercial use for transporting funerary caskets, coffins, and human remains on an airline by DHR Industries, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,761,510 was granted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 for the mark SWEET KALE in association with dietary supplements containing kale by Brightcore Nutrition, LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,758,932 was granted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 for the mark PASCO-HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION in association with providing financial support for college scholarships, college health programs, college libraries, faculty and staff development, academic equipment, and cultural/social enrichment at the college by Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,758,451 was granted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 for the mark PHSC FOUNDATION in association with educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction for others at the college level by Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,757,662 was granted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 for the mark PLAID in association with Providing online publications, namely, journals in the field of medicine, namely, diabetes by Florida State University.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,743,468 was granted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 for the mark SUPER PACS in association with water treatment enzymes for use in swimming pools and spas by Jack's Magic Products, Inc. .

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,743,997 was granted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 for the mark DOCK STAR in association with stickers by DSR1 Corporation.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,743,998 was granted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 for the mark DOCK STAR in association with clothing and apparel by DSR1Corporation.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,745,363 was granted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 for the mark PRESUMPTIVE ENROLLMENT in association with electronic processing of insurance claims and payment data by Supersede Solutions, LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,740,306 was granted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 for the mark TRI-FOUNDATION SOCIETY in association with membership club services, namely, providing on-line information to members in the fields of personal growth and motivation, personal image development, and personal development, namely, self-improvement, self-fulfillment, and interpersonal communication by Tri-Foundation Society, LLC.

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