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. 9,675,577 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.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,662,683 awarded Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to Inventive Solutions, LLC for a hand-held tank for cleaning chandeliers.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,666,342 awarded Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to University of South Florida for magneto-dielectric polymer nanocomposites.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,655,800 awarded Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Salvus Transportare, LLC for a support apparatus with double roller assembly.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,659,160 awarded Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to University of South Florida for a system and method for authentication using multiple devices.
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,656,512 awarded Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Ellis Graphics, Inc. for cirumferential magnetic device covers and methods of manufacture.
  • 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.
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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. 5,219,733 was granted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 for the mark IMPROVING LIVES AND CHANGING LIFE STORIES in association with charitable foundation services, namely, providing financial support to children and families for helping families connect to necessary services, expanding family support systems and reducing stress to promote family stability; Fundraising services, by means of organizing and conducting fundraising events to support the prevention of child abuse and neglect by The Children's Home, Inc..
  • U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,209,879 was granted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 for the mark BIOGENETIX in association with nutritional supplements containing a dietary ingredient, wherein a dietary ingredient is one, or any combination of a vitamin, a mineral, an herb or other botanical, an amino acid, a dietary substance for use by people to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake, and a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, or extract, excluding those marketed for the treatment or prevention of neurodegenerative diseases or neurodegenerative medical conditions, but expressly including any ingredient that may be deemed a nutritional or dietary supplement according to the U.S. Food and Drug Admniistration by Eric Ross Huntington.
  • 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.
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