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. 9,649,120 awarded Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to University of South Florida for a minimally invasive surgery platform attachment apparatus.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,652,974 awarded Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Sureview Systems, LLC for a heuristic electronic monitoring security device association.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,642,643 awarded Tuesday, May 09, 2017 to SonicSurg Innovations, LLC for a device for minimally invasive tendon sheath release having sliding blade.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,636,311 awarded Tuesday, May 02, 2017 to University of South Florida for N,N'-DI-1 naphthylguanidine HCL (NAGH) and N,N'-DI-P-nitrophenylguanidine HCL (NAD) treatment for stroke at delayed timepoints.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,636,560 awarded Tuesday, May 02, 2017 to CPY 2 LLC for a baseball training apparatus.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,629,650 awarded Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to University of South Florida for a small diameter laparoscopic tool having releasable tip.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,635,538 awarded Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to Syniverse Technologies, LLC for a method for determining inbound roaming traffic market share on cellular networks.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,629,651 awarded Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to University of South Florida for a device for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,622,842 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to University of South Florida for rodent immobilization apparatus and method of use thereof.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,626,341 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Syniverse Communications, Inc. for a method of and system for displaying mobile messages in unsupported formats.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,623,954 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Hyalta Aeronautics, Inc. for a hybrid lighter-than-air vehicle.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,623,306 awarded Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Walker Sports Innovations, LLC for an athletic training net.
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Recently Issued Trademarks

  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,176,211 was granted on Thursday, April 04, 2047 for the mark SANDPEARL in association with health spa services for health and wellness of the body and spirit, namely, body massage, body treatments, facials, facial enhancements, waxing, nail care, nail enhancements, manicures, pedicures by The Sandpearl Resort, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,185,121 was granted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 for the mark LILLY PILLY in association with on-line retail store services featuring products for infants and mothers in the nature of toys, diapers, clothing, hygiene and body care products, feeding bottles, bags, clothing accessories, and bedding by Lilly Pilly Baby, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,185,152 was granted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 for the mark OCEAN PROPERTIES in association with Business management of hotels; Food services management for others by Ocean Properties, Ltd..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,176,210 was granted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 for the mark SANDPEARL in association with marina services by The Sandpearl Resort, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,176,209 was granted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 for the mark SANDPEARL 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 accomodations by The Sandpearl Resort, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,178,009 was granted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 for the mark SEMINOLE 100 in association with providing recognition and incentives by the way of awards to demonstrate excellence in the field of businsess by Florida State University.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,170,966 was granted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for the mark PSS in association with consulting services in the field of public safety by Bracken Engineering, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,170,958 was granted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for the mark IRP in association with educational services, namely, providing continuing professional education courses for attorneys, building code administrators and inspectors, contractors, engineers, insurance adjusters, certified plain managers, emergency managers, fire service, industrial safety specialists, technical rescue specialists, urban search and research responders, hazardous materials workers/responders by Bracken Engineering, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,170,963 was granted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for the mark WB in association with consulting and engineering services in the field of structural and geotechnical engineering, building and property condition assessments, repair and restoration, subsurface remediation, geophysical surveying by Bracken Engineering, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,164,821 was granted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for the mark AMERICA II ELECTRONICS in association with wholesale distributorships featuring electronic components and semiconductors by America II Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,166,403 was granted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for the mark EZ-CLENZ in association with edible chews for dogs and cats by Stratford Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,168,552 was granted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 for the mark RUSSIAN RIVER ROYALE in association with wine by Ahari Enterprises, LLC.
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,160,988 was granted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for the mark SUNSOUTHBANK in association with retail banking by SunSouth Bank.
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