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Tabrez Y. Ebrahim

Associate Professor of Law

  • LLM, University of Houston Law Center [Intellectual Property & Information Law]
  • JD, Northwestern University [Business Law]
  • MBA, Northwestern University [Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance]
  • Graduate Certificate, Stanford Graduate School of Business [Entrepreneurship]
  • MS, Stanford University [Mechanical Engineering, Computational Engineering]
  • BS, University of Texas at Austin [Mechanical Engineering, with High Honors]
225 Cedar Street
(619) 515-1561
Patent Law, Patent Litigation & Strategy, Transactional Intellectual Property, Business Law, Entrepreneurship Law & Ethics, Property I, Property II

Professor Ebrahim writes, teaches, and consults in the areas of patent law, business law and business ethics, and entrepreneurship and innovation. His research and professional experience has focused on the intersection of law, business, and emerging technologies (including A.I./M.L./data analytics, cleantech/sustainability, digital platforms, and 3D printing).

He is a Visiting Scholar at UCLA School of Law in Fall 2019 and an Ostrom Visiting Scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2019-2020. Professor Ebrahim is a recipient of a Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to the Middle East region. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management in England and is a registered U.S. patent attorney.

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Law Review Articles

  • Computational Experimentation, 21 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (2019).
  • Automation & Predictive Analytics in Patent Prosecution: USPTO Implications & Policy, 35 Georgia State University Law Review (2019).
  • Data-Centric Technologies: Patent & Copyright Doctrinal Disruptions, 43 Nova Law Review (2019).
  • 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).

Other Publications

  • Clean & Sustainable Technologies, Business, & Governance, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2020)