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Tim Holbrook awarded named professorship
By Emory University School of Law | Emory Law | March 13, 2018

Tim Holbrook:
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law

The University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Tim Holbrook as Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law. 

This award is a fitting tribute to Tim’s contributions to scholarship, teaching, and service to Emory and the broader legal community.  As an internationally recognized expert on intellectual property, Holbrook has published more than three dozen articles and essays in national publications and has co-authored one book, Patent Litigation and Strategy.  The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has cited his work favorably, embracing one of his theories of patent infringement.  Holbrook has served as associate dean of faculty, was instrumental in founding the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court, has helped place students in federal clerkships (particularly at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), and has long been a champion of diversity and inclusion. 

The impact of his scholarship and service has extended through a range of public scholarship.  Holbrook is a regular media contributor on issues related to patent law and LGBTQ rights. In recognition of his teaching and work on inclusion, he has received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the Chestnut LGBT Person of the Year Award at Emory University, the Outstanding Service to the Community Award by the Stonewall Bar Association, the Friends in the Faculty Award from the Division of Campus Life at Emory, and the Professor of the Year award from Emory’s Black Law Students Association.