• Dr. Stanley P. Kowalski is Research Professor and Director of the International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire, School of Law (UNH-Law). ITTI is a specialized resource center dedicated to advancing science, technology and innovation in developing countries via education, outreach and capacity building in intellectual property (IP) management, technology transfer and patent information analysis.

    ITTI projects include patent landscape analyses of innovations in health and agriculture that are relevant to the needs of developing countries and IP capacity building in public sector institutions in developing countries. Integration of ITTI projects with other organizations (e.g., WIPO, WHO, the USPTO, U.S. Dept. of Commerce and the World Bank) and global network building of IP professionals from Africa, Latin America and Asia also comprise important aspects of the ITTI Global Mandate.

    Countries where ITTI has conducted training include Argentina, Armenia, Colombia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the Philippines and Singapore. ITTI patent landscape analyses have included agricultural biotechnology, HIV vaccine technologies, dengue fever diagnostics, Chagas disease vaccines and diagnostics and updates to the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.

    For over two decades, Dr. Kowalski worked as a scientist, holding research positions at various institutions including the University of Rochester, the National University of Singapore, Texas A&M University and the USDA in Beltsville, Md.

    The second phase of Dr. Kowalski’s career was a transition from research to international development work. He received a foreign language area studies scholarship and completed Cornell’s one-year intensive Chinese-language program (Chinese FALCON). Subsequently, he worked for the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) in the intellectual property/technology transfer initiative, during which time he conducted the preliminary freedom-to-operate analysis of Golden Rice.

    He has authored numerous publications in the fields of agriculture, genetics, biochemistry, entomology and crop science, as well in intellectual property and technology transfer (e.g., the IP Handbook of Best Practices). He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH School of Law).
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2015 Golden Rice, Open Innovation, and Sustainable Global Food SecurityIndustrial Biotechnology.  11:84-90. 2015
    2014 Inventing Arms and LegsEconomist.  14-14. 2014
    2014 Overcoming India's Food Security Challenges: The Role of Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer Capacity BuildingIndian Journal of Law & Technology.  10:93-131. 2014
    2013 Intellectual Property and Opportunities for Food Security in the PhilippinesMichigan State International Law Review.  21:125-154. 2013
    2012 Most Foods You Buy Have Been Genetically ModifiedWall Street journal (Eastern ed.)2012
    2012 Harnessing the power of patent information to accelerate innovationWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery.  2:427-435. 2012
    2011 Why America Must Advance Innovation in AfricaStars and Stripes.  30-30. 2011
    2011 Patent data mining: a tool for accelerating HIV vaccine innovation.Vaccine.  29:4086-4093. 2011
    2010 Algae and Biodiesel: Patenting energized as green goes commercialJournal of Commercial Biotechnology.  16:293-312. 2010
    2010 Intellectual Property, Medicine and Health: Current debatesJournal of Commercial Biotechnology.  16:191-193. 2010
    2009 Crop Bioengineering: Enormous Potential for Catalyzing International DevelopmentAgriculture for Development.  26-29. 2009
    2009 Potential of Crop Bioengineering to Catalyze International DevelopmentCrop Biotech Update2009
    2007 IP in Developing Nations: Use the Kitchen DoorThe National Law Journal.  23-23. 2007
    2007 IP and the Global Public Interest: Challenges and OpportunitiesGermeshausen Center Newsletter.  2007:3-8. 2007
    2007 Rational Risk/Benefit Analysis of Genetically Modified CropsJournals of Intellectual Property Rights.  12:92-103. 2007
    2006 Pierce Law Participates in Pandemic Influenza Vaccine IP Management MeetingGermeshausen Center Newsletter.  2006:13-13. 2006
    2006 Portrait: Anatole Krattiger—Intellectual Property Management in The Global Public InterestGermeshausen Center Newsletter.  2006:1-10. 2006
    2003 Agricultural Biotechnology in ChinaJournal of World Intellectual Property.  6:655-663. 2003
    2002 Transgenic crops, biotechnology and ownership rights: what scientists need to know.Plant Journal.  31:407-421. 2002
    2002 Golden Rice: A Case Study in Intellectual Property Management and International Capacity BuildingRisk: Health, Safety & Environment.  13:47-69. 2002
    2000 Geographical variation of solanidane aglycone glycoalkaloids in the wild potato species Solanum chacoense BitterGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution Die Kulturpflanze : Berichte und Mitteilungen aus dem Institut fur Kulturpflanzenforschung der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin in Gatersleben Krs. Aschersleben.  47:359-369. 2000
    2000 Effect of alpha-tomatine and tomatidine on the growth and development of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae): Studies using synthetic dietsJournal of Entomological Science.  35:290-300. 2000
    2000 An EST-enriched comparative map of Brassica oleracea and Arabidopsis thaliana.Genome Research PCR Methods and Applications.  10:776-788. 2000
    2000 Partial preparative purification of leptine I from foliage of the wild potato, Solanum chacoense (Bitt.).Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology Preparative Biochemistry.  30:133-144. 2000
    2000 Segregation of leptine glycoalkaloids and resistance to Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)) in F2 Solanum tuberosum (4x) x S-chacoense (4x) potato progeniesAmerican Journal of Potato Research American Potato Journal.  77:167-178. 2000
    1999 Identification of molecular markers associated with leptine production in a population of Solanum chacoense BitterTheoretical and Applied Genetics.  98:39-46. 1999
    1999 Performance of Colorado potato beetle larvae, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), reared on synthetic diets supplemented with Solanum glycoalkaloidsAmerican Journal of Potato Research American Potato Journal.  76:305-312. 1999
    1998 QTL mapping of foliar glycoalkaloid aglycones in Solanum tuberosum x S-berthaultii potato progenies: quantitative variation and plant secondary metabolismTheoretical and Applied Genetics.  97:563-574. 1998
    1998 Foliar leptine production in segregating F-1, inter-F-1, and backcross families of Solanum chacoense bitterAmerican Journal of Potato Research American Potato Journal.  75:137-143. 1998
    1998 Leptines and other glycoalkaloids in tetraploid Solanum tuberosum x Solanum chacoense F-2 hybrid and backcross familiesAmerican Journal of Potato Research American Potato Journal.  75:167-172. 1998
    1996 Toward a unified genetic map of higher plants, transcending the monocot-dicot divergence.Nature Genetics.  14:380-382. 1996
    1996 Genome-wide high-resolution mapping by recurrent intermating using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model.Genetics.  142:247-258. 1996
    1994 QTL mapping of naturally-occurring variation in flowering time of Arabidopsis thaliana.Molecular Genetics and Genomics Molecular and General Genetics.  245:548-555. 1994
    1994 Comparative mapping of Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica oleracea chromosomes reveals islands of conserved organization.Genetics.  138:499-510. 1994
    1992 Comparison of polyphenol oxidase expression in glandular trichomes of solanum and lycopersicon species.Plant Physiology.  100:1885-1890. 1992
    1992 Purification and Characterization of Polyphenol Oxidase from Glandular Trichomes of Solanum berthaultii.Plant Physiology.  100:677-684. 1992
    1986 Purification of a Calf Thymus DNA-Dependent Adenosinetriphosphatase that Prefers a Primer-Template Junction EffectorBiochemistry.  25:7812-7812. 1986
    1984 Immunoaffinity purification and properties of a high molecular weight calf thymus DNA alpha-polymerase.Biochemistry.  23:1895-1899. 1984


    Year Title
    2007 Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices, Vol. 1.  Ed. 1.  2007
    2007 Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices, Vol. 2.  Ed. 2.  2007
    2007 Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: Executive Guide.  Ed. Executive Guide.  2007


    Year Title
    2014 Practice Driving Policy: Agbiotech Transfer as Capacity Building.  314-342. 2014
    2012 Managing Intellectual Property to Foster Agricultural Development.  480-491. 2012
    2010 Can I Stop the Media from Publishing Leaked Results of My Research 2010
    2004 Freedom-to-Operate in the Crop Sciences: Procedure 2004
    1990 Characterization of Glandular Trichome and Plastid Polyphenol Oxidases of Potato.  103-112. 1990

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2009 SMES, Open Innovation and IP Management: Advancing Global DevelopmentLegal Scholarship. 1-9. 2009
    2006 Intellectual Property Management Strategies to Accelerate the Development and Access of Vaccines and Diagnostics: Case Studies on Pandemic Influenza, Malaria and SARSInnovation Strategy Today. 67-122. 2006

    Teaching Activities

  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2018
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Class Taught course 2018
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Clinic Taught course 2018
  • AdvIntl TechTransferInst Class Taught course 2018
  • AdvIntlTechTransferInst Clinic Taught course 2018
  • IP, Tech Transfer&Global Devlp Taught course 2018
  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2017
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Class Taught course 2017
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Clinic Taught course 2017
  • AdvIntl TechTransferInst Class Taught course 2017
  • AdvIntlTechTransferInst Clinic Taught course 2017
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Class Taught course 2017
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Clinic Taught course 2017
  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2016
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Class Taught course 2016
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Clinic Taught course 2016
  • IP, Tech Transfer&Global Devlp Taught course 2016
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Class Taught course 2016
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Clinic Taught course 2016
  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2015
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Class Taught course 2015
  • Intl Tech Transfer Inst Clinic Taught course 2015
  • IP, Tech Transfer&Global Devlp Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Applied Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Biology, University of Pittsburgh
  • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • Ph.D. Plant Genetics, Cornell University
  • Full Name

  • Stanley Kowalski