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Elizabeth A. Rowe - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Elizabeth A. Rowe Elizabeth A. Rowe

Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Elizabeth A. Rowe is an internationally recognized expert on Trade Secret Law.


Elizabeth A. Rowe is an internationally recognized expert on trade secret law. 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. Elizabeth is te Irving Cypen professor of law, a distinguished teaching scholar and director of the Program in the Intellectual Property Law at the Levin College of Law.

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Legal Services

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Areas of Expertise (4)

Intellectual Property



Trade Secrets

Media Appearances (1)

Trade Secrets Law in Florida Collides With Academic Culture

Bloomberg Law  online


“The culture of academia has in part always been about openness and sharing, and reward for publishing,” Rowe said. “Academia, for better or worse, has woken up to the realization of the monetization of their assets and their IP.”

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Articles (4)

Regulating Facial Recognition Technology in the Private Sector

Stanford Technology Law Review

Elizabeth A. Rowe


As Congress considers possible federal regulation of facial recognition technology in the U.S., it is important to understand the way in which this technology is utilized, especially in the private sector, as well as the benefits to and concerns of the various stakeholders. The absence of federal regulation in this space has created much uncertainty for companies and consumers alike. Accordingly, as we stand at the crossroads of this highly significant decision, to regulate or not to regulate, this article endeavors to identify common interests and common areas of concern among the various stakeholders, including developers of the technologies, business users, and consumers (broadly conceptualized as private individuals, business to business, and government users).

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eBay, Permanent Injunctions, and Trade Secrets

Washington and Lee Law Review

Elizabeth A. Rowe


This Article presents the first qualitative empirical review of permanent injunctions in trade secret cases. In addition, it explores the extent to which the Supreme Court’s patent decision in eBay v. MercExchange has influenced the analysis of equitable principles in federal trade secret litigation.

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Revisiting Trade Secret Extraterritoriality

Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law

Elizabeth A. Rowe and Giulia Farrior


This article analyzes the extraterritorial provision in the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and considers the arguments on both sides of the question as to whether Congress expressed an affirmative indication that section 1837 of the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) would apply to the DTSA. We tackle the confusion surrounding the DTSA’s extraterritorial reach and suggest the use of a “domestic effect test,” which could be implemented via either amending the statute to provide greater clarity on its extraterritorial intention, or, absent an amendment, as a means of guiding courts in interpreting the statute’s extraterritorial reach in civil cases. This proposal is consistent with how courts and Congress have approached other areas of law that have faced similar questions on a statute’s extraterritorial reach.

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Snapshot of Trade Secret Developments

William & Mary Law Review

Elizabeth A. Rowe


As we enter the second year post enactment of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, this paper presents a snapshot of developments to assess whether there appear to be any significant doctrinal changes afoot in trade secret litigation, both civil and criminal, during the past year.

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Languages (1)

  • English