Rebecca A. Tie

Of Counsel
Rebecca has over 13 years of experience as a registered patent attorney who concentrates her practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, with a special focus on the prosecution, enforcement, and maintenance of large-scale patent portfolios comprising U.S. and international patents dealing with the electrical and biomedical arts, including with respect to multinational consumer electronic, data storage, and medical device companies.  In addition, she has litigated intellectual property cases in both federal and state courts.  She is an electrical engineer and is knowledgeable in the areas of consumer electronic devices, smart technologies, data memory devices, computer software, semiconductor technologies, telecommunications, systems and control, microelectronics, microscopy, power generation, and biomechanics.

Education & Credentials

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

B.S., Electrical Engineering with Emphasis in Biomedical Engineering, 2003

University of Miami School of Law

J.D., 2006

Bar Admission

  • Florida

Acknowledgements

  •  Florida Super Lawyers®
    • “Rising Star,” Intellectual Property, 2009-2001 

Prominent Assignments

Patent Prosecution Matters

  • Consumer electronic devices: anodized coatings and protective housing features for mobile and computing devices  
  • Data storage: non-volatile and flash memory design, leakage and error detection, including 3d-NAND configurations
  • Vehicle telematics: in-vehicle navigation, diagnosis, multi-modal user interaction, voice-recognition, and user-experience reporting
  • Software: graphical user-interfaces, software applications, signal processing, machine learning algorithms, for commercial lighting, industry ratings and metrics determinations, social networking platforms, and streaming video 
  • Medical devices: wireless diagnostic equipment, ultrasonic and radio frequency endoscopic surgical instruments, implants, surgical clips and fasteners, and sterilization technologies  
  • Power generation: renewable battery and electrical grid technology

Litigation Matters

  • Represented German lifestyle products company in enforcing its design patent and trade dress protections, leading to a consent order and the seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods.  Reisenthel Accessories v. Mad Bags, LLC, et al., U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Illinois
  • Represented one of several plaintiffs seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity against a patent owner.  Delaware Valley Floral Group, Inc. et al. v. Shaw Rose Nets, LLC et al., U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Florida
  • Assisted in discovery and patent-specific issues in the successful representation of plaintiff patent owner against infringer.  Michael Powell v. The Home Depot USA, Inc., U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Florida      
  • Assisted in discovery and confidentiality issues in the successful defense against trademark infringement and related claims.  VMR Products, LLC v. V2H ApS et al., U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Florida  
  • Represented plaintiff in a matter involving claims of unfair competition, false advertising, trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract.  Healthcare Appraisers, Inc. v. Healthcare FMV Advisors, LLC, U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of Florida  

Professional Involvement

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association (SVIPLA)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Community Involvement

  • Asian American Donor Program (AADP)

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida 
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office 
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