Smith & Hopen
401 E. Jackson St., Suite 2340
Tampa Florida 33602
IP AND NOTHING ELSE
The Wall Street Journal and Money magazine have recognized Smith & Hopen managing attorney Anton Hopen as an expert authority in Intellectual Property law. However, to Hopen, it is the numbers that matter. In the last 12 months, Smith & Hopen’s IP-centric clients have monetized over $1 billion through acquisition and patent licensing. “Intellectual property is our entire focus” says Hopen. “We’ve secured over 7,800 patents, over 3,600 trademarks and conducted over 30 patent trials before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Not a single Smith & Hopen patent has ever been invalidated in thirty six (36) District Court litigations.”
“When I ﬁrst evaluate new technology, I try to ask the hard questions and look for problems early in the process. I have that ethical duty to the client. However, once we have a candidate for IP protection, I am ‘all in’ to protect it. Our remarkably high success rate stems from knowing which technologies to patent and which to leave alone. Compared to the national patent allowance rate of 67.9%, our allowance rate is 90.3%.”
Out of more than 109,000 Florida Bar members, Hopen is one of only 141 attorneys Board Certiﬁed in Intellectual Property. He has secured patents for every major university in Florida, Fortune 500 companies and startup companies. He says his passion is driven by the reward he experiences when helping business owners grow and succeed.
EDUCATION: University of South Florida, B.A., Interdisciplinary Science; University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.
401 E. Jackson St., Suite 2340 , Tampa, Florida 33602