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Tabrez Y. Ebrahim

Associate Professor of Law

  • J.D., Northwestern University
  • M.B.A., Northwestern University
  • LL.M., University of Houston Law Center
  • Graduate Entrepreneurship Certificate, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering (High Honors), University of Texas at Austin
225 Cedar Street
(619) 515-1561
Cybersecurity Law, Cyberlaw & Cybersecurity, Business Law, Entrepreneurship Law & Ethics, Transactional Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Patent Litigation & Strategy, Property I, Property II

Professor Ebrahim’s primary scholarship concerns law and technology, entrepreneurship and business law, and patent law. His research focuses on the intersection of business, law, and technology, with a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and digital platforms.

He is an Ostrom Visiting Scholar at Indiana University (Bloomington), a Visiting Fellow at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Governance and Technology Center (NGTC), and  a Visiting Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Professor Ebrahim is a recipient of a Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship and a Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship research grant from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management in England.

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Book Chapter

  • “Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Peace,” in Cyber Peace: Charting a Path Towards a Sustainable, Stable, and Secure Cyberspace (Shackelford et. al., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021).

Law Review Publications

  • “Normative Considerations of Algorithmic Discrimination & Prescritptions for Data Fairness,” 123 West Virginia Law Review (forthcoming 2021) (invited symposium).
  • “Intellectual Property from a Non-Western Lens: The Case of Patents in Islamic Law,” 37 Georgia State University Law Review (forthcoming 2021).
  • “National Cybersecurity Innovation,” 123 West Virginia Law Review 483 (2020).
  • “Artificial Intelligence Inventions & Patent Dislcosure,” 125 Penn State Law Review 147 (2020).
  • “Computational Experimentation,” 21 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law 591 (2019).
  • “Automation & Predictive Analytics in Patent Prosecution: USPTO Implications & Policy,” 35 Georgia State University Law Review 1185 (2019) (invited symposium).
  • “Data-Centric Technologies: Patent & Copyright Doctrinal Disruptions,” 43 Nova Law Review 287 (2019) (invited symposium).
  • “3D Bioprinting Patentable Subject Matter Boundaries,” 41 Seattle University Law Review 1 (2017).
  • “Trademarks & Brands in 3D Printing,” 17 Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law 1 (2016).
  • “3D Printing: Digital Infringement and Digital Regulation,” 14 Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property 37 (2016).

Peer Review Publications

  • “Clean & Sustainable Technology Innovation,” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2020) (faculty-edited, blind peer review).