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James W. Dabney
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
G57
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 254-5093
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: jwd35@cornell.edu
James W. Dabney Adjunct Professor of Law (Spring term)

Professional Biography

James W. Dabney, Adjunct Professor of Law, heads the intellectual property and technology practice of, and is a litigation partner in, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Mr. Dabney graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College (A.B. 1976) and magna cum laude from Cornell Law School (J.D. 1979), where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the Cornell Law Review. Mr. Dabney is a member of bar of the States of New York and New Jersey; the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits; the Supreme Court of the United States; and various federal district courts throughout the country. Mr. Dabney was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 1992. Mr. Dabney’s litigation experiences include jury trials, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, appeals, and three successful Supreme Court appearances including KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S 398 (2007). Mr. Dabney is the author of KSR: It Was Not a Ghost, 24 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 131 (2007). Mr. Dabney is also the sole named inventor of U.S. Patent No. 7,653,591 B1 entitled "Late Fee Avoidance System." Mr. Dabney has lectured on patent law to professional audiences throughout the United States and in Europe, including multiple presentations to the European Patent Office in The Hague and in Munich.

Education

A.B. 1976, Harvard College
J.D. 1979, Cornell Law School