Associate Professor of Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 539
Administrative Assistant: Deborah Pinkham
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 530
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
Areas of Expertise
Health-Care Law & Policy
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. Dolin also is an associate director of the Center for the Law of Intellectual Property and Technology.
Currently, Dolin is on leave from the School of Law to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau. He was appointed to that Court by the President of the Republic and sworn into office on January 7, 2020. In this role, Justice Dolin (together with other members of the Court) hears appeals in civil, criminal, administrative, and constitutional law matters. Although the appointment lasts “during good behavior,” Justice Dolin expects to resume his duties at the University of Baltimore in the near future.
Dolin sits on the board of directors and serves as an appellate counsel for the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, an organization dedicated to preserving the ability of individuals to freely practice their religion without undue government interference. In this capacity, he has authored and co-authored numerous briefs before the U..S. Supreme Court and various Courts of Appeals. He is also a member of the Federalist Society’s Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Executive Committee, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, and a senior fellow at the American Conservative Union Foundation.
He has previously served as a member of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. From 2017 to 2020, Dolin served on the Clifton T. Perkins Center Advisory Board.
Prior to joining the University of Baltimore School of Law, 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, 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.
Articles and Essays
Parallel State (with Irina D. Manta), 38 Cardozo L. REV. 2083 (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).
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).
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).