Emily Michiko Morris is the David L. Brennan Endowed Chair, an associate professor, and associate director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology at the University of Akron School of Law. An experienced teacher and scholar in specializing in patent law, particularly as it relates to biotechnology and university research, she is an expert on intellectual property and regulatory issues related to the pharmaceutical industry.
Her research also focuses on comparative law and comparative intellectual property law. Morris is also currently a scholar and Edison Fellow at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy at George Mason University.
Before joining academia, Morris earned her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. Following graduation from law school, Morris clerked for the Hon. Bruce M. Selya on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced for three years as an associate in the issue and appeals group in the Washington D.C. office of Jones Day.