Stanley P. Kowalski

Associate Research Professor, Director, International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI)
Educational Background
  • BS, The University of Pittsburgh
  • The Pennsylvania State University PhD
  • Cornell University JD
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
General Areas of Interest, Scholarship, Research, & Practice

• IP management & technology transfer • Patent data mining • Access to innovations in health & agriculture


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).

Selected publications
  • Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation Dr. Stanley P. Kowalski, Contribiting Editor (A free resource from MIHR and PIPRA)
  • Intellectual Property in the Public Interest at Pierce Law: Past, Present and Future by Professor Jon Cavicchi, JD ‘84/LLM ‘99 and Visiting Scholar Dr. Stanley Kowalski ‘05
  • The Engine of International Development: The Role of Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Enhanced Social & Economic Welfare
  • IP Education & Training
  • IP Capacity: Human & Institutional
  • Technology Transfer, Patenting, Licensing
  • International Partnerships in Product Development
  • Critical Innovations in Health & Agriculture
  • Widespread Access to Critical Innovations
  • Improved Public Health & Nutrition

Intellectual Property and the Global Public Interest The Role of Building IP Capacity in Developing Countries Presentation by Dr. Stanley P. Kowalski, Scholar in Residence, October 2007

Additional Information

Research Professor and Director of the International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI), Dr. Stanley P. Kowalski’s focus is at the interdisciplinary interface of intellectual property, innovation and global economic development. He not only works with ideas, but also with people, seeking to better understand practical approaches to build intellectual property and technology transfer capacity in developing countries, in order to accelerate access to crucial innovations, for example in health, agriculture and green and renewable energy technologies.

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