U.S. Patents Granted

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Trademarks Issued

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© Registrations

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IPR Patent Trials

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Representative Clients

Moffitt Cancer Center
University of South Florida
University of Central Florida
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Science and Engineering Background

All attorneys in our office have science or engineering backgrounds and are registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Of the approximately 100,000 attorneys in Florida only 143 are Board Certified in IP by the Florida Bar. Two of those 143 attorneys practice at Smith & Hopen.

Intellectual Property Services

Smith & Hopen is an intellectual property boutique law firm. We practice intellectual property law exclusively.

Patents

Utility patents protect new devices, software, chemicals, materials and processes. Design patents protect new industrial designs and graphic user interfaces.

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Patent Services

Trademarks

Brands are valuable business resources. Federal trademark registration protects your business and product identity with powerful legal rights including exclusionary rights for Amazon sellers and domain registrants.

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Copyrights

Protect software, text, images, movies, music, sculpture and compilations. Federal copyright deposits provide statutory damages up to $150,000 per infringement.

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Copyright Services

Life Science

Patent matters, particularly those in the biotech space, are complex and require attorneys having specialized knowledge and expertise.

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Life Sciences Patents

Amazon IP Infringement

Amazon Brand Registry, Amazon Project Zero, and Amazon Neutral Patent Evaluation Program are powerful tools to advance your business.

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Amazon Infringement Proceedings

IPR Patent Trials

Inter partes review (IPR) is an administrative trial proceeding conducted at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

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IPR Patent Trials

Partners

Our attorneys, staff and support network are an extension of our leadership and culture. Our mission is to bring success to our clients and leave a lasting impression on our community.

Anton Hopen at Conference Table
Anton HopenManaging Partner

Board Certified in IP. Registered Patent Attorney. University of Florida College of Law. Databases, fintech, telecom, imaging, advanced computing.

Anton Hopen at Conference Table
Anton HopenManaging Partner

Board Certified in IP. Registered Patent Attorney. University of Florida College of Law. Databases, fintech, telecom, imaging, advanced computing.

Andriy Lytvyn at Conference Table
Andriy LytvynEquity Partner

Board Certified in IP. Registered Patent Attorney. Boston University College of Law. Telecom, software, mechanical engineering.

Andriy Lytvyn at Conference Table
Andriy LytvynEquity Partner

Board Certified in IP. Registered Patent Attorney. Boston University College of Law. Telecom, software, mechanical engineering.

Nicholas Pfeifer at conference table
Nicholas PfeiferEquity Partner

U.S. Registered Patent Attorney. University of Florida College of Law. Software, aerospace, medical devices, additive manufacturing.

Nicholas Pfeifer at conference table
Nicholas PfeiferEquity Partner

U.S. Registered Patent Attorney. University of Florida College of Law. Software, aerospace, medical devices, additive manufacturing.

How we approach IP protection

Step by step process

01Plan

Articulate the goal. Business expansion. Market exclusivity. Exit in three years.

02Identify

What is unique to your operation. Is it eligible for protection. Delta over current state of the art.

03Filter

Calculate the ROI for the IP work. What is the priority. ID best investments.

04Execute

IP rights are time-sensitive. Perfect legal rights to technology, brand or information.

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We protect and enforce innovations and creations.

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