Michael W. Tieff

Michael Tieff is a registered patent attorney and Senior Attorney with the law firm. Mr. Tieff joined Darrow Mustafa in 2018.


Practice Summary

Mr. Tieff specializes in patent prosecution in the electrical and software fields.


Mr. Tieff has over 15 years of experience advising and drafting patent applications for a variety of clients including start-ups, solo inventors, and fortune 500 companies.

TECHNICAL Experience

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Autonomous Vehicles

  • Signal Processing (LTE and GSM)

  • Cryptography

  • Video Processing: Encoding/Decoding

  • Microprocessors and Memory Architectures

  • Virtual Machines and Virtualization

  • P2P Networking

  • Internet of Things / Z-wave and Zigbee devices

  • Optical Waveguides

  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications and headsets

  • Femto Cells

  • Payment Processing

  • Wi-Fi (801.11ac, 801.11n, and 802.11ah)


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2003

B.S.E., Computer Science Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Pennsylvania, 2003

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2005


  • Tieff I.P. Law, Philadelphia, PA

  • Fish and Richardson, Wilmington, DE

  • Woodcock Washburn, Philadelphia, PA


Outside of the office, Mike enjoys home networking and home automation as a hobby.  Mike also enjoys spending time and trying new restaurants with his family. 



Michael W. Tieff

410 N. Center Street, Suite 200
Northville, Michigan 48167
248-864-5990 P
248-864-5960 F