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
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.