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. 9,708,728 awarded Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc. for growth of metal oxide single crystals from alkaline-earth metal fluxes.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,700,628 awarded Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to The Regents of the University of Colorado for a heparin-mimicking sulfonated reverse thermal gel for the delivery of heparin-binding therapeutic proteins.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,700,259 awarded Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to University of South Florida for a rapid custom intra-articular ligament reconstruction guide.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,700,900 awarded Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to Black Shell Technologies, LLC for a counter-flow ore separator.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,704,415 awarded Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to Freedom Scientific, Inc. for a dynamic auto-advance feature for refreshable braille displays.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,691,167 awarded Tuesday, June 27, 2017 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. 9,690,784 awarded Tuesday, June 27, 2017 to University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. for a culturally adaptive avatar simulator.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,682,492 awarded Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Infinity Cutting Tools, Inc. for a lock miter set-up jig.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,675,577 awarded Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to University of South Florida for compositions and method for producing elevated and sustained ketosis.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,679,539 awarded Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Aztec Securities LLC for real-time presentation of geolocated entitites for emergenc response.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,662,524 awarded Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to CPY 2 LLC for a golf training apparatus.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,665,796 awarded Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. for a system and method for visual correlation of digital images.
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Recently Issued Trademarks

  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,245,371 was granted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 for the mark Stylized Letter S in association with healthcare by The Pelvic Floor Institute, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,244,854 was granted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 for the mark Shield Design in association with charitable services, namely, training service dogs for veterans by K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,244,852 was granted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 for the mark Ring Design in association with charitable services, namely, training service dogs for veterans by K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,244,851 was granted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 for the mark K-9 PARTNERS FOR PATRIOTS in association with charitable services, namely, training service dogs for veterans by K9 Partners for Patriots, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,246,072 was granted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 for the mark EZ-DERM in association with nutritional supplements for pets; nutritional supplements in the nature of nutritionally fortified soft chews for pets by Stratford Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,242,114 was granted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 for the mark SIMPLY JULIE CAJUN GIRL in association with seasonings and spices by Simply Julie, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,239,950 was granted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 for the mark INCREDI-BULL in association with quality management services, namely, quality evaluation and analysis, quality assurance, and quality control in the field of educational courses at the university level by University of South Florida.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,239,949 was granted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 for the mark Bovine Skull Logo in association with quality management services, namely, quality evaluation and analysis, quality assurance, and quality control in the field of educational courses at the university level by University of South Florida.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,237,581 was granted on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 for the mark ATHLETE READINESS in association with online business networking services in the field of sports and athletics by Reactor International, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,235,454 was granted on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 for the mark BRACKEN ENGINEERING in association with consulting services in the field of repair and restoration of buildings; Consulting services in the field of subsurface remediation namely, soil erosion control services; ngineering services in the fields of structural and geotechnical engineering, building and property condition assessments, repair and restoration, subsurface remediation, geophysical surveying; consulting services in the fields of structural and geotechnical engineering, building and property condition assessments, geophysical surveying; consulting services in the field of subsurface remediation namely, soil sampling for analysis purposes by Bracken Engineering, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,231,420 was granted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 for the mark OPEN PARTNERSHIP EDUCATION NETWORK in association with educational services, namely, organizing, and conducting conferences, symposiums, seminars, forums, classes, and workshops, in the field of education and distributing educational material in connection therewith through an on-line portal by University of South Florida.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,232,168 was granted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 for the mark PROJECT PAWS in association with dog treats and nutritional supplements for pets; food supplements for pets; dietary supplements for pets; herbal supplements for pets; vitamin supplements for pets; mineral supplements for pets; nutritional supplements for pets in the nature of nutritionally fortified chews by Project Pet, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,226,895 was granted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 for the mark JS in association with jewelry by Gold & Diamond Source, Inc..
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