OVPR Staff

Office of the Vice President for Research

Dr. Clark Bennett Dr. Clark Bennett


Business Development, Licensing Manager, Intellectual Property Management (IP)and Commercialization
(269) 387-8285 || 240W-J Walwood

Ph.D., Purdue University
BS., Iowa State University
Patent Agent, US Patent and Trademark Office

Service Areas:
Patent and copyright licensing
Writing and prosecuting patents
Identifying and progressing inventions as IP

Area of Specialization/Research:
Dr. Bennett has 19 years of intellectual property (IP-patents) management and 6 years of business development and licensing experience gained during his tenure at several companies. This experience included management of a portfolio of 140 patents and founding of a start-up company.

Before joining WMU's Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization group, Dr. Bennett managed IP (patents and trademarks), business activities and contract manufacturing at a human therapeutics, start-up company. In addition, he was IP and Project Manager with a pharmaceutical company and IP Manager and Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratories Director at a biotech company.

His research experience also includes positions as a Research Chemist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service and as a Postdoctoral Molecular Biologist at the University of California, Berkley.

Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
210 W Walwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5456 USA
(269) 387-8298 | (269) 387-8276 Fax