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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
Patent Law, Patent Litigation & Strategy, Cyberlaw & Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Security, Data & Computer Crime, Transactional Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship Law & Ethics, Business Law, Licensing, Property I, Property II

Tabrez Ebrahim is an Associate Professor at California Western School of Law. He is a Co-Founder and the Chief Legal Officer of Vikktoria, (a tech startup that has developed an on-demand legal marketplace), and he is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs of Business (in the Department of Business, Government & Society).

He was a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Spring 2022, and was a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Iowa College of Law in Fall 2021. His primary scholarship concerns law and technology, patent law, and business law. Professor Ebrahim’s research focuses on the intersection of business, law, and technology, with a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity and data privacy, and digital platforms.

He is a Senior Cyber Law Researcher at William & Mary Law School with the Center for Legal & Court Technology (CLCT), a Fellow with the Center for Quantum Networks with the University of Arizona, a Scholar at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School with the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2, from which he is a recipient of a Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship and a Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship research grant), an Ostrom Visiting Scholar at Indiana University (Bloomington), and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Governance and Technology Center (NGTC).

Professor Ebrahim has been a Visiting Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) in England. He is a registered U.S. patent attorney.

Visit Professor Ebrahim's SSRN Author Page.


  • DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR LAWYERS & LAW STUDENTS (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2023).

Book Chapter

  • Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Peace, Cyber Peace: Charting A Path Towards A Sustainable, Stable, And Secure Cyberspace (Shackelford et. al., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2022).

Law Review Publications

  • Algorithms in Business, Merchant-Consumer Interactions, & Regulation, 123 West Virginia Law Review 867 (2021) (invited symposium).
  • Intellectual Property from a Non-Western Lens: Patents in Islamic Law, 37 Georgia State University Law Review 789 (2021).
  • National Cybersecurity Innovation, 123 West Virginia Law Review 483 (2020).
  • Artificial Intelligence Inventions & Patent Disclosure, 125 Penn State Law Review 147 (2020), reprinted in Intellectual Property Review (2021).
  • 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).