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Tabrez Ebrahim

Associate Professor of Law

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Tabrez Ebrahim is an Associate Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School.  He is a faculty member of the Lewis & Clark Center for Business Law and Innovation (CBLI) and the interdisciplinary Data Science Program, and is a Research Affiliate with the Portland State University Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics + Statistics and the Portland Institute for Computational Science (PICS). His scholarship focuses on patent law, law and technology, and computational and empirical methods in law. He is a Scholar at George Mason University’s Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2), and he has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and School of Law. Professor Ebrahim is a registered U.S. patent attorney and an inventor on a U.S. patent.

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

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

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


Book Chapters

  • 3D Printing: Technology, Intellectual Property Law, & Business Models, in THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF EMERGING ISSUES OF COMMERCIAL LAW AND TECHNOLOGY (Stacy-Ann Elvy and Nancy Kim, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2023)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Peace, Cyber Peace: Charting A Path Towards A Sustainable, Stable, And Secure Cyberspace (Shackelford et. al., Cambridge University Press, 2022).


  • Innovation Originators, Michigan Technology Law Review (forthcoming 2025) (with Rafeel Wasif, PhD).
  • Comparative Intellectual Property, IP Theory (forthcoming 2024).
  • Islamic Intellectual Property, Seton Hall Law Review (forthcoming 2024).
  • Corpus Linguistics at the U.S. Patent Office, BYU Law Review (forthcoming 2024) (symposium).
  • Data in Business & Society, Lewis & Clark Law Review (forthcoming 2024) (symposium).
  • Algorithms in Business, Merchant-Consumer Interactions, & Regulation, 123 West Virginia Law Review 867 (2021) (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).
  • Clean & Sustainable Technology Innovation, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (2020) (peer reviewed).
  • 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) (symposium).
  • Data-Centric Technologies: Patent & Copyright Doctrinal Disruptions, 43 Nova Law Review 287 (2019) (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).