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Associate Professor of Law Co-Director,
Center for Medicine and Law

John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 539

Administrative Assistant: Gloria Joy
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 518


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
M.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
M.A., The George Washington University
B.A., Johns Hopkins University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Health-Care Law
Intellectual Property

Professor Dolin’s scholarship centers on Patent law with a specific focus on how the patent regime affects innovation especially in bio-pharmaceutical areas.  His work in these areas includes a number of scholarly articles, presentations, amicus briefs, and Congressional testimony.    

In addition to his teaching and scholarly responsibilities, Professor Dolin is a co-director of the Center for Medicine and Law. The center with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, operates the JHU/UB School of Law Joint Program for Medicine and the Law. The program aims to shift the focus from the courtroom to the classroom by empowering health providers, attorneys and other stakeholders to work together in a collaborative setting on health law issues. Additionally, Professor Dolin is an Associate Director of the Center for Law of Intellectual Property and Technology.
Before joining the University of Baltimore School of Law, Dr. Dolin held visiting appointments in other law schools. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the late Hon. H. Emory Widener Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He continues to render service to the Fourth Circuit by representing indigent appellants.

In his spare time, Professor Dolin travels, enjoys museums, opera (to which he regularly auctions off tickets), translates Russian poetry into English, and consults for various Hollywood shows. He also has a real Russian bear in his office.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

Parallel State (with Irina D. Manta), 38 Cardozo L. REV.___(forthcoming 2017)

Taking Patents (with Irina D. Manta), 73 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 719-96 (2016)

Dubious Patent Reform, 56 B.C.L. Rev.881-948 (2015).

Non-Price Competition in “Substitute" Drugs: The FTC's Blind Spot, 59 ANTITRUST BULL. 579-91 (2014) (invited contribution) (peer reviewed)

Speaking of Science: Introducing Notice-and-Comment into the Legislative Process, 2014 UTAH L. REV. 243-79 (2014)

Resolving the Original Sin of Bolling v. Sharpe, 44 SETON HALL L. REV. 749-96 (2014)

Patents at the Supreme Court: It Could Have Been Worse, 2012-13 CATO Sup. Ct. Rev. 267 (2013).

Resolving the Patent-Antitrust Paradox: Promoting Consumer Welfare Through Innovation (White Paper, George Mason University Center for Protection Intellectual Property 2014).

Exclusivity Without Patents: The New Frontier of FDA Regulation for Genetic Materials, 98 Iowa L.R. 1399 (2013).

Reverse Settlements as Patent Invalidity Signals, 24 Harvard J. L. & Tech 281 (2011).

A Defense of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, 84 Ind. L.J. 1203 (2009).

Medical hope, legal pitfalls: Potential legal issues in the emerging field of oncofertility, 49 Santa Clara L. Rev. 673 (2009).

Articles on Social Science Research Network

Talks and Presentations

Presenter, Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., American University School of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (April 28, 2014).

Presenter. Fire in the Blood Debate: Access to HIV Medications in Africa, University of Baltimore (March 31, 2014).

Presenter, Genetic Resources, Indigenous Peoples and Federal Policy, 2nd Annual Cherry Blossom Symposium &emdash; Traditional Knowledge: IP and Federal Policy, American University School of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (March 21, 2014).

Presenter, Is IP Property or Government-Conferred Monopoly? 16th Annual Faculty Conference, Federalist Society, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 3, 2014).

Presenter, Should the US Enact Stronger Regulations Against Genetically-Modified Crops? The Pride and Purpose Debate, Hofstra, Hempstead, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2013).

Recent Media

Burden of Proof in the World of Patents: Medtronic v. Boston Scientific , podcast, Federalist Society (Nov. 25, 2013).

The Myriad Decision and Patented Innovation in the Biotech Industry, podcast, Federalist Society Panel (July 11, 2013).

Patenting Human DNA: The Court’s Decision, podcast, Federalist Society (June 27, 2013).

Supreme Court's Decision in AMP v. Myriad, podcast, Federalist Society (June 19, 2013).

The Seed Patent Case: Bowman v. Monsanto, podcast, Federalist Society Panel (June 3, 2013).