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Tabrez Y. Ebrahim

Assistant Professor of Law

  • LLM, University of Houston Law Center [Intellectual Property & Information Law]
  • JD, Northwestern University [Business Enterprise]
  • 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 St., Rm. 422
(619) 515-1561
Patent Law, Transactional Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship Law, Property I & II

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.

Visit Professor Ebrahim's SSRN Author Page.

Law Review Articles

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