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Rebecca M. Greendyke

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


Email: Rebecca Greendyke


Becky Greendyke is a partner at Stevens and Showalter, L.L.P.

Becky is an attorney licensed in the States of Ohio and New Mexico and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law, with a minor in Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw, and Creativity. She worked as a patent attorney for the United States Air Force from 2011-14.

Becky’s practice focuses primarily on patent matters, including client counseling regarding preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. She has experience in a wide variety of technology areas such as gas and steam turbine engines, carbon nanotube sensors, materials handling vehicles, polymers and composites, and medical devices.


B.S. in Biomedical Science, Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 1999
J.D., Summa Cum Laude, The University of Dayton School of Law, 2010

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2010
New Mexico, 2011 (inactive)
Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009

Professional Associations

Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association

Selected Publications

Schilling, S.E., and Greendyke, R.M., How to Win a CALI Award: Some Personal Advice from Two Law Students Who Have Done It, 36 U. Dayton L. Rev. 167 (2011). [available at]

Greendyke, R.M., Comment, No Patent for You! How KSR v. Teleflex’s Nonobviousness Test Conflicts with the Scientific Method and Removes the Incentive to Innovate, 35 U. Dayton L. Rev. 413 (2010). [available at]

Rhoades, E., Archambault, A., Greendyke, R., Hsu, F., Streeter, C., and Byrd, T. (2009). Mycobacterium abscessus glycopeptidolipids mask underlying cell wall phosphatidyl-myo-inositol mannosides blocking induction of human macrophage tumor necrosis factor alpha by preventing interaction with toll-like receptor 2. J. Immunol. 183(3), 1997–2007. [available at]

Nair, N., Dziedzic, R., Greendyke, R., Muniruzzaman, S., Rajagopalan, M., and Madiraju, M.V.V.S. (2009). Synchronous replication initiation in novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis dnaA cold-sensitive mutants. Mol. Microbiol. 71(2), 291–304. [available at]

Greendyke, R. and Byrd, T. (2008). Differential antibiotic susceptibility of Mycobacterium abscessus variants in biofilms and macrophages compared to planktonic bacteria. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 52(6), 2019–2026. [available at]

Greendyke, R., Rajagopalan, M., Parish, T., and Madiraju, M.V.V.S. (2002). Conditional expression of Mycobacterium smegmatis dnaA, an essential DNA replication gene. Microbiology 148, 3887–3900. [available at]

Dziadek, J., Rajagopalan, M., Parish, T., Kurepina, N., Greendyke, R., Kreiswirth, B.N., and Madiraju, M.V.V.S. (2002). Mutations in the CCGTTCACA DnaA box of Mycobacterium tuberculosis oriC that abolish replication of oriC plasmids are tolerated on the chromosome. J. Bacteriol. 184(14), 3848–3855. [available at]