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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, Transactional Intellectual Property, Business Law, Entrepreneurship Law & Ethics, Property I, Property II

Professor Ebrahim’s primary scholarship concerns intellectual property and information law issues of artificial intelligence, data science, and cybersecurity. His secondary and related research stream focuses on the role of law in entrepreneurship and innovation.

He is an Ostrom Visiting Scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington and a Visiting Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego. 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 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 and is a registered U.S. patent attorney.

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Book Chapter

  • “Artificial Intelligence in Cyber War & Cyber Peace,” in Cyber Peace: Charting a Path Towards a Sustainable, Stable, and Secure Cyberpeace (Scott J. Shackelford ed., forthcoming 2021).

Law Review Publications

  • “Normative Considerations of Algorithmic Discrimination & Prescritptions for Data Fairness,” 123 West Virginia Law Review (forthcoming 2021) (symposium article).
  • “Artificial Intelligence Inventions & Patent Dislcosure,” 125 Penn State Law Review (forthcoming 2020).
  • “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) (symposium article).
  • “Data-Centric Technologies: Patent & Copyright Doctrinal Disruptions,” 43 Nova Law Review (2019) (symposium article).
  • “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

  • “Multi-Sided Platform Entrepreneurship & Legal Strategy,” American Business Law Journal (forthcoming 2021) (faculty-edited, double blind peer review).
  • “Clean & Sustainable Technologies, Business, & Governance,” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2020) (faculty-edited, blind peer review).