Emily Michiko Morris

Emily Michiko MorrisSenior Fellow for Life Sciences & Scholar

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David L. Brennan Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, and Associate Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, University of Akron School of Law

Emily Michiko Morris is the Senior Fellow for Life Sciences and a Scholar and Edison Fellow at C-IP2. An experienced teacher and researcher specializing in patent law, particularly as it relates to biotechnology and university research, Prof. Morris is also an expert on regulatory issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. Her research focuses on comparative law and comparative intellectual property law as well.

Professor Morris’ work on patentable subject matter, the Hatch-Waxman Act, and the Bayh-Dole Act, patent claim construction and scope, international IP agreements, and the discriminatory effects of IP registration has been published in books and leading journals, such as the CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW, the WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW, the STANFORD TECHNOLOGY LAW REVIEW, and the HARVARD JOURNAL OF GENDER AND LAW. Professor Morris also is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a three-year, $250,000 fellowship as an Eastern Scholar at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, where she lived and worked for a year as a visiting professor. She has been invited to speak at conferences and teach at universities all over the world, including China, Egypt, South Korea, Israel, Switzerland, and Vietnam.

Professor Morris has taught a variety of courses in intellectual property law, law and medicine, and comparative law as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maine School of Law, an Associate Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, a Visiting Associate Professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and as an adjunct assistant professor and Humphrey Fellow in Law and Economic Policy at the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics, University of Michigan Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Morris earned her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an articles editor on the Michigan Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Professor Morris clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced for three years as an associate in the Issue & Appeals group in the Washington D.C. of Jones Day.