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Tabrez Y. Ebrahim
P: +1.713.221.1418
F: +1.800.404.3970

Denise Adams


Tabrez Ebrahim’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, outsourcing and information technology contracts, and technology transactions. He also advises clients on patent license and technology collaboration agreements, copyright and internet law issues, and the financing and formation of startups and spin-outs. He is a frequent speaker on legal and business issues of 3D printing.

Tabrez has over 15 years of experience in invention and innovation. As an entrepreneur, Tabrez has founded technology startups, for which he led legal, operations, and strategy. He  also has management experience with leading R&D projects, commercialization of university research, due diligence investigations, patent and trademark portfolio development, and corporate venture capital investments. His related transactional experience includes term sheets and startup investment agreements, stock purchase agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, master services agreements, and software license agreements.

Prior to law and business school, he was employed as an engineer in the R&D of inkjet printers and printheads, fabrication of thin films displays, and mechanical and thermal design of cooled-CCD cameras. Tabrez is also an inventor on two patents for flexible display devices and has won the Rice Business Plan Competition.

Publications & Speeches

“You Make It, You Buy It: The Business & Licensing of 3D Printing,” Licensing Executives Society Houston Chapter Meeting (July 2016).

“Trademarks & Brands in 3D Printing,” International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (2016).

“3D Printing: Digital Infringement & Digital Regulation,” Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2016.


LL.M., Intellectual Property & Information Law, University of Houston Law Center, 2015
J.D. and M.B.A., Northwestern University, 2013
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2007
Graduate Certificate, Entrepreneurship, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2006
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with high honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Bar Admissions



American Intellectual Property Law Association
Copyright Society of the USA
Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Houston Bar Association
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association
International Trademark Association
Kellogg School of Management Alumni Club of Houston
Leadership Austin Emerge & Essential
Licensing Executives Society
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Alumni Club of Houston, Board Member
University of Houston Alumni Association


Elimination of Thermal Deformation in Electronic Structures (Inventor on Patent)
Flexible Display Designed for Minimal Mechanical Strain (Inventor on Patent)