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.

Achievements

Inter Partes Review

  • October 6, 2015: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied institution of a trial (IPR201500569 ) against patent number RE44748 for all claims asserted in a related litigation.   Smith & Hopen wrote, prosecuted and defended the patent before the PTAB.  The same patent was also found valid and infringed the same month by a jury in Tampa, Florida that awarded a multi-million dollar verdict.
  • March 4, 2015:  The PTAB denied institution of a trial (IPR201401414 ) against patent number RE43904. Smith & Hopen both wrote the subject patent and represented the patent owner before the PTAB, 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. 9,394,716 awarded Tuesday, July 19, 2016 to PLS Technologies, Inc for utility or meter pole top reinforcement method and apparatus.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,389,270 awarded Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for a method of Locating a Fault in a Power Distribution System Comprising at Least One Distributed Resource Having a Controllable Voltage Source Converter.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,389,269 awarded Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for a system for Locating a Fault in a Power Distribution System Using a Direct Current Signal of a Distributed Resource Modulated by an Alternating Current Signal .
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,389,267 awarded Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for a System for Locating a Fault in a Power Distribution System Comprising at Least One Wind Turbine Distributed Resource.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,389,266 awarded Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for a System for Locating a Fault in a Power Distribution System Comprising at Least One Microturbine Distributed Resource.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,389,268 awarded Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for a System for Locating a Fault in a Power Distribution System Comprising at Least One Dc Voltage Distributed Resource Having a Controllable Voltage Source Converter.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,390,171 awarded Tuesday, July 12, 2016 to Freedom Scientific, Inc. for Segmenting and Playback of Whiteboard Video Capture.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,384,416 awarded Tuesday, July 05, 2016 to University of South Florida for quantitative image analysis applied to the grading of vitreous haze.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,381,029 awarded Tuesday, July 05, 2016 to University of South Florida for an incision-less laparoscopic instrument.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,381,666 awarded Tuesday, July 05, 2016 to An drew M. Moody for an automatic chainsaw tensioning device.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,384,877 awarded Tuesday, July 05, 2016 to University of South Florida for magneto dielectric polymer nanocomposites and method of making.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,375,228 awarded Tuesday, June 28, 2016 to University of South Florida for a laparoscopic tool for grasping tissue.
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Recently Issued Trademarks

  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,001,653 was granted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 for the mark ...LIVE READY! in association with entertainment services, namely, providing online blogs, online newsletters, and an ongoing radio show relating to fitness, health and wellness; providing a website featuring information on fitness by Tara Marie, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,003,785 was granted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 for the mark OPAL SANDS RESORT 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 accommodations by Ocean Properties, Ltd..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,003,933 was granted on Saturday, July 16, 2016 for the mark ME2 in association with providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software to customize the look and feel of mobile applications, customize the features and functionality of the mobile application, to extend the platform through a software development kit (SDK) and automatically generate mobile application, websites, and web-widgets by Nitro Mobile Solutions, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,981,865 was granted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 for the mark NAIZ TRADING HOUSE DESIGN in association with brokerage services in the field of produce and wine by NAIZ TRADING HOUSE LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,983,833 was granted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 for the mark CHINOLA in association with liquers by KC Global LL.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,983,939 was granted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 for the mark FLORIDA'S HEART OF HIGH-TECH in association with educational services, namely, providing courses of instruction for others at the university level by Florida Polytechnic University.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,979,529 was granted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 for the mark Design Logo in association with compression garments for athletic or other non-medical use, namely, compression socks, stockings, leggings, jerseys, vests, trousers, shorts, elbow and sleeves having removable thermal elements by Snapbac, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,971,831 was granted on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 for the mark CPALMS in association with educational services via the internet, namely, developing curriculum for teachers, developing educational lesson plans for others in the field of K-12 education, providing temporary use of non-downloadable interactive games in the field of education, providing educational assessment services and providing an interactive website featuring information and links related to education in the fields of math, science, language literacy, health development, social studies, music and theater by The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,969,264 was granted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 for the mark NEXTRADE in association with on-line trading of financial instruments, shares, options and other derivative products; and financial consulting by Nextrade Holdings, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,967,385 was granted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 for the mark M & B Products in association with drinking water, fruit juices, and fruit drinks and dairy products, namely, milk and yogurt by M & B Products, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,966,123 was granted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for the mark DIPSTIX in association with non-medicated hair serum by Canviiy, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,966,125 was granted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for the mark CANVIIY in association with non-medicated skin care and hair care preparations by Canviiy, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,944,507 was granted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for the mark GOLF LIFE in association with decals by Golf Life Inc..
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