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Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Syracuse University College of Law

Associate Director, Center on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism

Associate Director, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media at Syracuse University

B.S., Duquesne University
J.D., Syracuse University

Brief Biography:

Professor Dolak’s research interests include issues at the intersections of patent law and judicial procedure, patent law and the media, and patent law and legal ethics. Her current research projects focus on media coverage of the U.S. patent system, the effects of the evolving inequitable conduct doctrine on the practice of patent law, and a reconsidered theory of subject matter conflicts. During a recent sabbatical leave, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul F. Michel, now Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and currently serves as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council. She teaches courses on patent law, Internet law, and practice and procedure in the federal courts. She is a registered patent attorney and a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law.