Professor Elizabeth Rowe is an internationally recognized expert on Trade Secret Law. She is a prolific scholar who has co-authored or contributed to several books on intellectual property and has authored numerous law review articles in leading journals. Much of her research addresses the intersection of trade secrets with employment law and/or technology, as well as the interplay between intellectual property, government policy, and innovation. She has co-authored several books on trade secrets, including the first and the leading casebook
in the United States devoted exclusively to Trade Secret Law, as well as a Nutshell
treatise on trade secrets. Professor Rowe’s most recent co-authored book addresses trade secrecy in international transactions
. The book has been praised for its “remarkable contribution to the understanding of the legal foundations and main features of trade secret law” of eight countries.
As a leading national scholar on trade secrecy, Professor Rowe has been recognized by the University of Florida Research Foundation for her “outstanding research and scholarly achievements.” She has also received the Jack Wessel Research Excellence Award from the University of Florida, Office of the Provost. She serves as the Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, and teaches Trademark Law, Patent Law, Trade Secret Law, and Corporate Espionage. She is a frequent invited speaker at national conferences on intellectual property and also serves as an expert consultant in litigation.
Professor Rowe is a former partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, LLP in Boston (now WilmerHale), where she practiced complex commercial litigation including intellectual property and employment litigation. While in practice, she was selected as one of the top five up-and-coming attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Professor Rowe’s scholarship can be found on:
J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude
); B.A., M.A., University of Florida (highest honors
Teaching and Scholarship
- Trademark Law, Patent Law, Trade Secret Law, Corporate Espionage
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 2005 as Assistant Professor of Law; Promoted to Associate Professor of Law in 2008; Named as Director of Program in Intellectual Property Law in 2010; Tenured and promoted to Professor of Law in 2011; Awarded UF Research Foundation Professorship in 2012; Awarded Feldman Gale Term Professorship in Intellectual Property Law in 2012.
- Private Practice: Partner, Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale), Boston (1997-2003); Associate, Sherburne, Powers & Needham, P.C. (now Holland & Knight LLP), Boston (1996-1997).