Worked with Nick Pfeifer at Smith and Hopen on multiple patent filings… An overall tremendous experience. Most impressively, Nick not only knows all of the legal aspects of IP, but gained a full understanding of the particulars of our (complex) medical navigation platform and thought about how to protect it. He took the responsibility for the heavy lifting away from us as a client and just took care of everything! Thank you!
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.
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.
As 20-year veteran of live television I consider myself experienced in judging a person’s ability to connect with an audience. I’ve had the opportunity to watch Anton Hopen orchestrate and present a dynamic event featuring young inventors and was highly impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, confidence and speaking style. He would serve as an excellent and highly credible commentator of patent and trademark-related news.
Anton Hopen is an acknowledged expert in patent and trademark matters. I’ve had the opportunity to see him speak a number of times and he conveys both energy and confidence in his presentations. He is a reliable, balanced and trustworthy source of intellectual property knowledge. I would recommend him without reservation.
IP News and Strategies
On March 2, 2020, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a decision finding that DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone company, infringed US Patent…
The St. Julian Wine company headquartered in Paw Paw, Michigan, was recently denied registration of its REAL MICHIGAN trademark due to several certification marks that…
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a Summary Order affirming a District Court dismissal of a copyright infringement action against comedian…
With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through the United States, traditional shopping experiences have become few and far between. Instead, consumers tend to choose online shopping…
Last week we wrote a post about LeBron James’s failed attempt to register Taco Tuesday trademark. The USPTO rejected LeBron’s application based on a finding…
On Aril 24, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) seized a fraudulent COVID-19 domain name. The domain name, coronaprevention.org, was allegedly offered for sale on…
The Copyright Office recently published a roughly 200-page report that analyses section 512 of the Digital Copyright Millennium Act (DCMA). The report focuses on determining…