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. 9,372,490 awarded Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to University of South Florida for A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED VOLTAGE REGULATOR-GATING.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,370,230 awarded Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to So for a waterproof electronic device holder having rotating and hinged lock.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,364,647 awarded Tuesday, June 14, 2016 to University of South Florida for a shunt catheter system.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,363,127 awarded Tuesday, June 07, 2016 to University of South Florida for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmitter and receiver windowing for adjacent channel interference (ACI) suppression and rejection.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,351,995 awarded Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to Red Oax Holdings, LLC for compositions and methods of enhancing wound healing.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,353,552 awarded Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to Vanguard Products Group, Inc. for an anti-theft device for merchandise displays.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,353,417 awarded Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to University of South Florida for a method of diagnosing large granular lymphocyte leukemia using alternative splice variants of serine proteases.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,345,249 awarded Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to University of South Florida for a method of supplementing cytokine, chemokine and growth factors in donor human milk.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,339,852 awarded Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to Keith S. Campbell for crystal detailer.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,334,638 awarded Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to Mark E. Kirby for linear drain having adjustable length .
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,336,433 awarded Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. for video face recognition.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,314,103 awarded Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to University of South Florida for a sling-back chair.
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Recently Issued Trademarks

  • 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..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,939,185 was granted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 for the mark STAINLESS STEEL ELEGANCE in association with jewelry findings made in significant part of stainless steel by Cousin Corporation of America.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,940,311 was granted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 for the mark PET LIVING in association with on-line journals, namely, blogs featuring pet-related information; entertainment services, namely, providing a website featuring non-downloadable videos in the field of pets by Red Barn Enterprises, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,941,673 was granted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 for the mark THE POWER OF ATTRACTION in association with air conditioning apparatuses; air conditioners for vehicles by Maglev Energy, Inc..
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