Lisa Dolak

Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law
Associate Director, Center on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism at Syracuse University
Associate Director, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media at Syracuse University
Faculty advisor for Journal of Science and Technology Law

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

Professor Dolak’s research interests include issues at the intersections of patent law and judicial procedure and patent law and legal ethics. Her current research projects focus on the effects of the evolving inequitable conduct doctrine on the practice of patent law, the limits of federal jurisdiction over state law claims raising patent law issues, and a reconsidered theory of subject matter conflicts. During a sabbatical leave, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul R. Michel, Judge (ret.), United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and served from 2005-2013 as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council. She teaches courses on patent law, federal civil procedure, federal courts, and law, politics and the media. She is a registered patent attorney and a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. She is a regular panelist on “The Ivory Tower Half Hour”, a public affairs discussion program airing Fridays at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.