Professor Ebrahim writes, teaches, and consults in the areas of patent law, entrepreneurship, and innovation. He is the Director of the Intellectual Property Area of Concentration, and serves as the Faculty Adviser for Trademark Clinic with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association.
He is the recipient of a 2018-2019 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for teaching and research in patent law and technology entrepreneurship with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. He is also a recipient of the 2019 Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.
Before starting at California Western, Professor Ebrahim was Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management in England and was a patent attorney in Texas. While in full-time law practice, he taught evening classes in business law, supply chain law, and marketing management. He has prior professional experience as a corporate venture capital manager, a startup founder and entrepreneur, a technology transfer and incubator director, and a R&D engineer.
Professor Ebrahim is active in Southern California intellectual property law and technology entrepreneurship organizations. He is an inventor on a U.S. patent, and is a licensed attorney in Texas and registered with the USPTO. In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, bicycling, running, and swimming.