Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Professor of Law
Simone Rose is an award winning professor and active scholar who writes and publishes in the area of intellectual property (IP). Her scholarship explores whether the current incentive-centered framework of IP law meets the Constitutional mandate to “promote progress” and effectuates the proper balance between incentivizing innovation and providing the appropriate degree of public access. She challenges us to engage in a more holistic view of “progress” which allows us to consider humanism, morality and sustainability when developing and interpreting IP law. Simone enjoys mentoring junior colleagues on how to maintain an “innovative” mindset in both their teaching and scholarship, as well as sharing scholarly and teaching ideas at national workshops and conferences. Prior to joining the law faculty, Simone practiced law at Foley and Lardner LLP. As a registered patent attorney, she assisted clients in both the acquisition and enforcement of patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights. Simone is a board member and ardent supporter of Tri-City Relays/Project T.E.A.C.H. which stands for “teaming education with athletics to create hope”. In her newly appointed position as the Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Simone looks forward to creating a strong law school presence in the Innovation Quarter’s Bioscience and Engineering programs.