Anton Hopen

Firm: Smith and Hopen
Location: Oldsmar - FL

  • 180 Pine Avenue North
    Oldsmar , FL 34677
  • Tel : 800-807-3531
  • Fax : 800-726-1491

Anton Hopen is a Board-Certified, U.S. Registered Patent attorney and managing partner of Smith & Hopen, P.A.

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. Moreover, 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.

Court and Agency Admissions

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.

Technical Background

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 SQL Server, Firestore noSQL, React Native, Javascript, C++, C# 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.

Speaking Engagements

Anton Hopen has extensive speaking experience. For example, he has presented at the BioFlorida Annual Conference, FSU, Moffitt, UF Law and FAMU. In addition, he has lectured for the US Department of Defense, USF, UCF, and NAI. Additionally, he spoke for the Florida Bar, Hillsborough Bar Association and many other organizations.


  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyer
  • 2020, 2021, 2022 Top Patent Attorney Tampa Bay
  • AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
  • Board Certified in Intellectual Property by the Florida Bar
  • Graduate of UF Law, Elected Student Body Chancellor
  • Graduate of USF Honors Program in Interdisciplinary Science
  • Admitted to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to all Federal Courts in Florida

Smith and Hopen

The Law Office of Smith & Hopen concentrates its practice exclusively on intellectual property matters which include patents, trademarks, copyrights and related litigation. Our attorneys and patent agents have been recognized as leading practitioners in the area of high-technology intellectual property development. Some of the world’s most esteemed publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Smart Business for the New Economy, Capital District Business Review, and The Business Journal cite our attorneys for their authority on patent, trademark and copyright protection. Our firm is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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