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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

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.

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). 

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. 9,248,035 awarded  Tuesday, February 02, 2016 to University of South Florida for a flared vaginal stent.

U.S. Patent No. 9,241,975 awarded  Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to University of South Florida for reelin rescues cognitive function.

U.S. Patent No. 9,238,149 awarded  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 to University of South Florida for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease through electromagnetic field exposure.

U.S. Patent No. 9,235,889 awarded  Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. for systems, apparatus and methods for collecting and storing raw scan data and software for performing data processing, image reconstruction and interpretation.

U.S. Patent No. 9,235,314 awarded  Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to Freedom Scientific, Inc. for magnification interface with independent pointer sizing.

U.S. Patent No. 9,228,301 awarded  Tuesday, January 05, 2016 to Omega Trestle LLC for an elongate pipe-based structure for supporting heavy loads.

U.S. Patent No. 9,228,302 awarded  Tuesday, January 05, 2016 to Omega Trestle LLC for an elongate pipe-based temporary bridge for supporting heavy loads.

U.S. Patent No. 9,220,257 awarded  Tuesday, December 29, 2015 to DAKEM, Courbevoie for rodent baiting station.

U.S. Patent No. 9,211,401 awarded  Tuesday, December 15, 2015 to University of South Florida for a cubic silicon carbide implantable neural prosthetic.

U.S. Patent No. 9,192,100 awarded  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to Jonathan Ullom for an apparatus for clearing matted grass clippings from lawnmower discharge port.

U.S. Patent No. 9,194,160 awarded  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to Vanguard Products Group, Inc. for a security device with a magnet-based release mechanism.

U.S. Patent No. 9,192,533 awarded  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to Fairburn Medical Products, LLC for configurable air diffusion body supports.

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Recently Issued Trademarks

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,893,546 was granted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 for the mark WONDERFORTS in association with construction toys, namely, toy construction sets consisting of joints and connectors for the construction and building of structures by Leomax Direct, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,889,443 was granted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 for the mark GLYCOLOAD in association with nutritional supplements by IQ Formulations, LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,889,444 was granted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 for the mark GROWING WITH NATURE IN MIND in association with fresh fruits, fresh herbs, and fresh vegetables by Blue Sky Farms NC, Inc.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,889,461 was granted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 for the mark PSP in association with dietary supplements by IQ Formulations, LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,875,113 was granted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 for the mark FIT CRUST in association with pizza by Irvine Holdings, LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,861,926 was granted on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 for the mark COLLECT-IT in association with computer software for use in collections management, namely, software for automating the manual collection processes of overdue account receivables for businesses running accounting and financial software by Dynavistics, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,859,199 was granted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 for the mark THE DOCUMENT IS IN THE APPLICATION in association with document automation services, namely, providing temporary use of online non-downloadable computer software for automated and semi-automated document generation based on data entered by users into pre-defined workflows, document data transfer from one computer format to another and document aggregation by Drawloop Technologies, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,860,583 was granted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 for the mark FITELITE in association with high-protein nutritional supplements formed and packaged as bars by Pervine Foods, LLC.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,860,096 was granted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 for the mark CAMLS in association with custom fabrication and production of prosthetics, namely, arms, hands, legs, feet, eyes, and fingers; custom fabrication and production of anatomical components, namely, artificial joints, artificial organs, stents, pacemakers, cochlear implants, and implantable devices for monitoring cardiac, blood serum, and gastrointestinal conditions; custom fabrication and production of valves, namely, artificial heart valves and artificial gastrointestinal valves by University of South Florida.

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,855,255 was granted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 for the mark ATTICUS RAINMAKERS in association with professional coaching services in the field of law practice management, marketing, websites, compensation plans, staffing, succession planning, finances and partner retreats, and time management for lawyers by Atticus, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,850,827 was granted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 for the mark MR. J in association with drinking water; fruit drinks; fruit juices by M & B Products, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,852,214 was granted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 for the mark ROBERT IRVINE FOUNDATION in association with charitable fundraising services by Robert Irvine Foundation, Inc..

U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,849,315 was granted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 for the mark BRINGING BALANCE TO A FINANCIALLY UNBALANCED WORLD in association with financial management, financial consulting and analysis in the fields of taxation, retirement income, disability income, life insurance, financial investments in the fields of mutual funds, life insurance, variable and fixed annuities, and securities by Ronald D. Clark.

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