Rebecca A. Tie

Of Counsel

Rebecca A. Tie is Of Counsel to Mayback & Hoffman, P.A., and works with the firm from her Walnut Creek, California office, located across the bay from San Francisco.

Ms. Tie is a Registered Patent Attorney who concentrates her practice on Patent and Trademark law, with a special emphasis on the prosecution, enforcement and maintenance of U.S. and international patents dealing with the biomedical and electrical arts. Ms. Tie holds a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis on Biomedical Engineering, from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to joining Mayback & Hoffman, Ms. Tie worked as an associate attorney in a prominent IP boutique firm in Miami, Florida.

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In addition to her patent prosecution practice, Ms. Tie provides advice to clients on all aspects of Intellectual Property, including the preparation of licensing, assignment, work-for-hire, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, freedom to operate, infringement and trademark clearance opinions, due diligence studies, intellectual property portfolio management, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation in the federal courts and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and domain name disputes.

Ms. Tie may be reached at RTie [at]


• Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law (2006)

• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (emphasis in Biomedical Engineering), University of California at Los Angeles Henry Samueli School of

• Engineering and Applied Science (2003)


• Associate, Mayback & Hoffman, P.A

• Associate, Lott & Friedland, P.A. (Coral Gables, Florida)

• Summer Associate, Lott & Friedland, P.A. (Coral Gables, Florida)

• Intern, Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

• Intern, Gambro Inc., Patent Legal Department (Lakewood, Colorado)


• Registered to Practice Before the United States Patent & Trademark Office

• The Florida Bar

• U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, General and Trial Bar (2006-Present)

Professional Organizations

• American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

• Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida (IPLAF)

• American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Committee

• BioFlorida (Florida’s Bioscience Industry Association)

• Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Honors / Awards

• Top Patent Prosecutors – Patent Buddy, 2011

• Super Lawyer’s Rising Star (Top 2.5% of all Florida Lawyers) 2009, 2010, and 2011

• Dean’s Certification in Evidence, University of Miami School of Law

• Dean’s Certificate in Intellectual Property Research and Writing Skills, University of Miami School of Law

Technology Areas

• Electrical Engineering (integrated circuit design)

• Medical Devices

• Semiconductor Design and Manufacturing

• Telecommunications (cellular and RF)

• Computer Hardware and Software

• Power Generation (Nuclear, Steam, Solar and Fossil Fuel

• Marine Devices

• Building Construction

• Household Devices

• Energy Conservation Systems

• Internet