Tabrez Ebrahim

Associate Professor of Law

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Tabrez Ebrahim is an Associate Professor of Law. His primary scholarship concerns patent law and law and technology. 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 digital platforms.

He was a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Iowa College of Law in Fall 2021, a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Spring 2022, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business in Summer 2022. Professor Ebrahim is a registered U.S. patent attorney.

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Property
  • Patent Law and Policy
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Litigation & Strategy
  • Cyberlaw & Cybersecurity
  • Cybercrime & Security
  • Data & Computer Crime
  • Transactional Intellectual Property
  • Entrepreneurship Law & Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Licensing

Academic Credentials

  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • LLM, University of Houston Law Center
  • Graduate Entrepreneurship Certificate, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • MS, Stanford University School of Engineering
  • BS, High Honors, University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering



  • 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).