Clark Bennett

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David Clark Bennett (Clark)
Director, Technology and Innovation Advancement
(269) 387-8218
231W Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5456
Mailing address: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5456 USA
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • B.S., Iowa State University
  • Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Dr. Bennett has 19 years of intellectual property management and six 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 Western Michigan University's intellectual property management and commercialization group, Bennett managed intellectual property (patents and trademarks), business activities and contract manufacturing at a human therapeutics, start-up company. In addition, he was intellectual property and project manager with a pharmaceutical company and intellectual property 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.

Service areas

  • Patent and copyright licensing
  • Writing and prosecuting patents
  • Identifying and progressing inventions as intellectual property