Simone Rose

Simone Rose

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.Read more »


  • JD, University of Maryland, 1989
  • BS, University of Pennsylvania, 1981




  • The Innovation Hub-A Collaborative Learning and Clinical Space in the Innovation Quarter.
  • IP Law and the America Invents Act: A Perfect Fit, Reasonable Compromise or Falling Short?, Presented at North Carolina Central Seminar on Biotechnology (January 2012).
  • Battle Over Gene Patents is Most Likely Headed to the Supreme Court, Huffington Post (August 21, 2011).
  • The Problem with Stem Cells, Presented at the North Carolina Central IP Institute's Seminar on Ethical Issues Relating to Stem Cells (2007) and the 2007 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference held at DePaul University (August 2007).
  • The Biotechnology Patent Regime-Issues and Opportunities, Presented at North Carolina Central Seminar on Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law (August 2006).
  • The Preemptive Effect of the PTO Code of Ethics in Trademark Practice, Presented at the American Bar Association's 18th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference (August 2003).


  • NC law professors join 1,400 nationally opposed to Jeff Sessions as attorney general The News & Observer, January 9, 2017
  • Copyright Trolls and Infringement Suits Fox News, February 22, 2011
  • HIgh Point Fabric Maker sues two over Copyright Triad Business Journal, September 8, 2008
Simone Rose
Contact Information

Worrell 3126
  • Bioethics & Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents & Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks