Brenda Simon

Brenda SimonSenior Scholar


ProFlowers Professor of Internet Studies and Professor of Law,
California Western School of Law

Professor Simon is a Senior Scholar at C-IP2. Her research interests focus on how technological developments affect intellectual property and information law. She has published articles in both scientific journals and traditional law reviews, including the Northwestern University Law Review, Houston Law Review, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Brooklyn Law Review, Nature Biotechnology, Science, and the Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy, among others. One of her publications was selected as among the year’s best law review articles related to intellectual property and republished in Intellectual Property Law Review

Professor Simon has taught courses related to intellectual property law, real property, and information law at Stanford Law School, Thomas Jefferson, and in the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego. She has been honored to receive multiple teaching awards from her students while teaching property and patent law.

Previously, Professor Simon was the teaching fellow for the Law, Science and Technology LL.M. Program at Stanford Law School, and a research fellow in the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences. She is also the recipient of an Edison Innovation Fellowship. She practiced intellectual property law for several years with Fenwick & West in the Silicon Valley, where she represented technology clients in litigation, counseling, and patent prosecution. Professor Simon’s pro bono representation of clients included successful appeals on behalf of inmates before the Ninth and Federal Circuits. Before working in private practice, she served as a law clerk to Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.