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  • Lisa A. Dolak
  • Senior VP and University Secretary
  • Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law
  • Education
    • Duquesne University
      B.S.
    • Syracuse University
      J.D.
Lisa A. Dolak

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 include an examination of structural and cultural factors underlying the judicially-created defense of inequitable conduct, and the development of a reconsidered theory of subject matter conflicts. During a sabbatical leave, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul F. Michel, Circuit 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, civil procedure, and the federal courts, and serves as an expert in patent cases, malpractice cases, and disciplinary proceedings. She is a registered patent attorney, a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, and a regular panelist on “The Ivory Tower”, a public affairs discussion program airing Fridays at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.