Anton Hopen Sr

Anton Hopen Sr

Smith & Hopen, PA
  • Patents, Intellectual Property, Trademarks
  • Florida, United States Patent & Trademark Office
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Anton Hopen is an Honors College graduate of the University of South Florida in Interdisciplinary Science. In addition, he is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. At UF Law he received the Presidential Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement. Furthermore, at the University of Florida, he won election as Student Body Chancellor and chief justice of the Honor Court. Prior to his career in intellectual property law, he served as a felony criminal prosecutor for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Additionally, as a trial attorney, he conducted over fifty (50) jury trials to verdict as lead counsel.

Anton Hopen practices before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. In addition, he is admitted to all United States District Courts in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is experienced in patent prosecution, trademark registration, inter partes review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and contested cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

The Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine have recognized Mr. Hopen as an expert authority in intellectual property law. In addition, Mr. Hopen holds and “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubble. Significantly, this is the highest possible rating. Furthermore, he is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar.

Anton Hopen has a broad technical background. For instance, he has prosecuted patents ranging from biotechnology to software and telecommunications. Moreover, he is versed in several programming languages, SQL Server and network infrastructure. In addition, he has written and licensed pharmacology simulation software to a wide range of customers. For example, these include medical schools, federal agencies, research universities and all branches of the armed forces.

Practice Areas
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Intellectual Property
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 66877
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United States Patent & Trademark Office
ID Number: 41849
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11th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Smith & Hopen, PA
- Current
Managing Florida's most prolific IP-only boutique firm exclusively focused on patents, trademarks and copyrights.
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
Honors: 1995 President's Award. Honor Court Chancellor. Chief Justice Board of Masters.
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University of South Florida
B.S. (1992) | Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Honors: USF Honors College
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Top Lawyer
Tampa Bay Magazine
Specialties: Patent Law; Trademark Law
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0066877
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Articles & Publications
Developing patent portfolios gives defense, offense
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Speaking Engagements
Biotechnology IP in Florida, BioFlorida Conference, Tampa
Spoke on accelerating patent prosecution through USPTO pilot programs.
Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law
Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Smith & Hopen - U.S. Patent Attorneys
Contact & Map
Smith & Hopen, PA
180 Pine Avenue North
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Telephone: (813) 925-8505