Intellectual Property Fellow
As Intellectual Property Fellow, Debbie Rose is responsible for assisting ACT’s efforts to promote the interests of small innovators by monitoring and analyzing intellectual property initiatives and legislation, working with Congressional and Administrative offices, and working with other intellectual property and technology companies and associations.
Prior to joining ACT, Debbie served as Senior Legal Counsel for the Entertainment Software Association. There she worked on the critical issues facing the video game industry. In particular, she focused on piracy, network, patent and trademark, trade, tax, and content regulation issues.
Debbie’s experience as a Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives gives depth to ACTs ability to engage on the critical intellectual property issues facing software developers today. Debbie served on the Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee during the consideration and enactment of laws such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act; Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act; No Electronic Theft Act; American Inventors Protection Act; and Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
Debbie obtained a J.D. from Drake University Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.