Intellectual Property Law

Smith & Hopen is an intellectual property boutique law firm. We practice patent, trademark and copyright law—exclusively—throughout the United States and globally. All attorneys at Smith & Hopen are registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and conduct prosecution, litigation and appeals. We practice before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Our office has secured thousands of patents and trademarks both domestic and foreign.

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Success Stories

Federal Circuit Win

Reversed PTAB finding of obviousness of wireless patent challenged by Apple, Inc. in IPR proceeding. Precedent opinion DSS Tech. Mgmt. v. Apple, Inc. 16-2523 (Fed. Cir. 2018).

IPR Denial of Institution

PTAB denied institution of a trial (IPR201500569).  Smith & Hopen wrote, prosecuted and defended the patent before the PTAB.  The same patent was also found infringed by a jury in Tampa and awarded a multi-million dollar verdict.

First Ever CBM Denial

Successfully defended US Patent RE43904 against a Covered Business Method Review before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

$70m Patent Award

U.S. Court of Federal Claims found that the United States Army infringed on U.S. Pat. 7,748,325 (authored by S&H) for a Firearms Projectile


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