Stanley Kowalski

Associate Research Professor
Director, International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI)
Phone: (603) 513-5249
Office: UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
Stanley Kowalski

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).

Education

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

Courses Taught

  • LCL 938: Intl Tech Transfer Inst Class
  • LCL 939: Intl Tech Transfer Inst Clinic
  • LCL 940: AdvIntl TechTransferInst Class
  • LCL 941: AdvIntlTechTransferInst Clinic
  • LIP 802: IP, Tech Transfer&Global Devlp
  • LIP 855: Graduate Programs Contracts

Selected Publications

Kowalski, S. P. (2015). Golden Rice, Open Innovation, and Sustainable Global Food Security. Industrial Biotechnology, 11(2), 84-90. doi:10.1089/ind.2015.1506

Kowalski, S. P. (2014). Inventing Arms and Legs. The Economist, 14.

Kowalski, S. P., Gupta, A., & Mehra, I. (2014). Overcoming India's Food Security Challenges: The Role of Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer Capacity Building. Indian Journal of Law & Technology, 10, 93-131.

Hennessey, W. O., Gupta, A., & Kowalski, S. P. (2014). Practice Driving Policy: Agbiotech Transfer as Capacity Building. In S. Smyth, D. Castle, & P. Phillips (Eds.), Handbook on agriculture, biotechnology and development (First ed., pp. 314-342). Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.elgaronline.com/view/9780857938343.00028.xml

Payumo, J., Grimes, H., Alfonso, A., Kowalski, S. P., Jones, K., Maredia, K., & Estigoy, R. (2013). Intellectual Property and Opportunities for Food Security in the Philippines. Michigan State International Law Review, 21(1), 125-154. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/ilr/vol21/iss1/10/

Kowalski, S. P. (2012). Most Foods You Buy Have Been Genetically Modified. Wall Street Journal.

Clark, K. L., & Kowalski, S. P. (2012). Harnessing the power of patent information to accelerate innovation. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 2(5), 427-435. doi:10.1002/widm.1066

Boettiger, S., Potter, R., & Kowalski, S. P. (2012). Managing Intellectual Property to Foster Agricultural Development. In Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Ed.), Agricultural Innovation Systems : An Investment Sourcebook (First ed., pp. 480-491). The World Bank. Retrieved from http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/140741468336047588/Main-report

Kowalski, S. P. (2011). Why America Must Advance Innovation in Africa. Stars and Stripes, 30.

Clark, K., Cavicchi, J., Jensen, K., Fitzgerald, R., Bennett, A., & Kowalski, S. P. (2011). Patent data mining: A tool for accelerating HIV vaccine innovation. Vaccine, 29(24), 4086-4093. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.03.052

Preiss, M. R., & Kowalski, S. P. (2010). Algae and Biodiesel: Patenting energized as green goes commercial. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 16(4), 293-312. doi:10.1057/jcb.2010.15

Kowalski, S. P. (2010). Intellectual Property, Medicine and Health: Current debates. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 16(2), 191-193. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/jcb.2009.40

Hersey, K., & Kowalski, S. P. (2010). Can I Stop the Media from Publishing Leaked Results of My Research. In Intellectual Property & Patents Vital Facts Every PI Needs to Know. Naples, FL: Principal Investigators Association. Retrieved from https://principalinvestigators.org/product/intellectual-property-and-patents/

Gregory, P., & Kowalski, S. P. (2009). Crop Bioengineering: Enormous Potential for Catalyzing International Development. Agriculture for Development, 26-29. Retrieved from https://perma.cc/237A-PPPZ

Gregory, P., & Kowalski, S. P. (2009). Potential of Crop Bioengineering to Catalyze International Development. Crop Biotech Update. Retrieved from http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=4638

Cavicchi, J. R., & Kowalski, S. P. (2007). IP in Developing Nations: Use the Kitchen Door. The National Law Journal, 23. Retrieved from https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/

Krattiger, A. F., Mahoney, R., Nelson, L., Thomson, J., Bennett, A., Satyanarayana, K., . . . Kowalski, S. (2007). Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices, Vol. 1 (Vol. 1, 2nd (2009) ed.). Oxford, England; Davis, CA: MIHR (Centre for the Management oflntellectual Property in Health Research and Development), Oxford Centre for Innovation; PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture), University of California, Davis. Retrieved from http://www.mihr.org/%20;%20http://www.pipra.or

Kowalski, S. P. (2007). Rational Risk/Benefit Analysis of Genetically Modified Crops. Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 12(January), 92-103. Retrieved from https://perma.cc/JB95-UYSY

Krattiger, A., Mahoney, R., Nelsen, L., Thomson, J., Bennett, A., Satyanarayana, K., . . . Kowalski, S. (2007). Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: Executive Guide (Vol. Executive Guide, 2nd ed.). Oxford, England; Davis, CA 2007: MIHR (Centre for the Management oflntellectual Property in Health Research and Development), Oxford Centre for Innovation; PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture), University of California, Davis. Retrieved from http://www.mihr.org/%20;%20http://www.pipra.or

Cavicchi, J. R., & Kowalski, S. P. (2007). IP and the Global Public Interest: Challenges and Opportunities. Germeshausen Center Newsletter, 2007(Winter/Spring), 3-8. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/153

Krattiger, A., Mahoney, R., Nelsen, L., Thomson, J., Bennett, A., Satyanarayana, K., . . . Kowalski, S. (2007). Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices, Vol. 2 (Vol. 2, 2nd ed.). Oxford, England; Davis, CA: MIHR (Centre for the Management oflntellectual Property in Health Research and Development), Oxford Centre for Innovation; PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture), University of California, Davis,. Retrieved from http://www.mihr.org/%20;%20http://www.pipra.or

Kowalski, S. P. (2006). Pierce Law Participates in Pandemic Influenza Vaccine IP Management Meeting. Germeshausen Center Newsletter, 2006(Winter/Spring), 13. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/152

Kowalski, S. P. (2006). Portrait: Anatole Krattiger—Intellectual Property Management in The Global Public Interest. Germeshausen Center Newsletter, 2006(Summer/Fall), 1-10. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/151

Kowalski, S. P. (2004). Freedom-to-Operate in the Crop Sciences: Procedure. In Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science (pp. 4 pages). New York, NY: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (2006); Marcel Deker, Inc. (2004). Retrieved from https://www.crcpress.com/

Kowalski, S. P., Ebora, R. V., Kryder, R. D., & Potter, R. H. (2002). Transgenic crops, biotechnology and ownership rights: what scientists need to know. The Plant Journal, 31(4), 407-421. doi:10.1046/j.1365-313x.2002.01367.x

Kowalski, S. P., & Kryder, R. D. (2002). Golden Rice: A Case Study in Intellectual Property Management and International Capacity Building. Risk: Health, Safety & Environment, 13(1 & 2 (combined)), 47-69. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/risk/vol13/iss1/5/

Kowalski, S. P., Domek, J. M., Sanford, L. L., & Deahl, K. L. (2000). Effect of α-Tomatine and Tomatidine on the Growth and Development of the Colorado Potato Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): Studies Using Synthetic Diets. Journal of Entomological Science, 35(3), 290-300. doi:10.18474/0749-8004-35.3.290

Lan, T. -H. (2000). An EST-enriched Comparative Map of Brassica oleracea and Arabidopsis thaliana. Genome Research, 10(6), 776-788. doi:10.1101/gr.10.6.776

Yencho, G. C., Kowalski, S. P., Kennedy, G. G., & Sanford, L. L. (2000). Segregation of leptine glycoalkaloids and resistance to Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)) in F2Solanum tuberosum (4x) ×S. chacoense (4x) potato progenies. American Journal of Potato Research, 77(3), 167-178. doi:10.1007/bf02853941

Kowalski, S. P., Perez, F. G., Sanford, L. L., & Deahl, K. L. (2000). Partial Preparative Purification of Leptine I from Foliage of the Wild Potato,Solanum Chacoense(BITT.). Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 30(2), 133-144. doi:10.1080/10826060008544952

Ronning, C. M., Kowalski, S. P., Sanford, L. L., & Stommel, J. R. (2000). Unknown Title. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 47(4), 359-369. doi:10.1023/a:1008751329260

Kowalski, S. P., Domek, J. M., Deahl, K. L., & Sanford, L. L. (1999). Performance of Colorado potato beetle larvae,Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), reared on synthetic diets supplemented withSolanum glycoalkaloids. American Journal of Potato Research, 76(5), 305-312. doi:10.1007/bf02853629

Ronning, C. M., Stommel, J. R., Kowalski, S. P., Sanford, L. L., Kobayashi, R. S., & Pineada, O. (1999). Identification of molecular markers associated with leptine production in a population of Solanum chacoense Bitter. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 98(1), 39-46. doi:10.1007/s001220051037

Yencho, G. C., Kowalski, S. P., Kobayashi, R. S., Sinden, S. L., Bonierbale, M. W., & Deahl, K. L. (1998). QTL mapping of foliar glycoalkaloid aglycones in Solanum tuberosum×S. berthaultii potato progenies: quantitative variation and plant secondary metabolism. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 97(4), 563-574. doi:10.1007/s001220050932

Sanford, L. L., Kowalski, S. P., Ronning, C. M., & Deahl, K. L. (1998). Leptines and other glycoalkaloids in tetraploidSolanum tuberosum xSolanum chacoense F2 Hybrid and Backcross Families. American Journal of Potato Research, 75(4), 167-172. doi:10.1007/bf02853568

Ronning, C. M., Sanford, L. L., Kobayashi, R. S., & Kowalsld, S. P. (1998). Foliar leptine production in segregating F1, Inter-F1, and backcross families ofSolanum chacoense bitter. American Journal of Potato Research, 75(3), 137-143. doi:10.1007/bf02895848

Liu, S. C., Kowalski, S. P., Lan, T. H., Feldmann, I. A., & Paterson, A. H. (1996). Genome-wide high-resolution mapping by recurrent intermating using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model. GENETICS, 142(1), 247-258. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

KOWALSKI, S. P., LAN, T. H., FELDMANN, K. A., & PATERSON, A. H. (1994). COMPARATIVE MAPPING OF ARABIDOPSIS-THALIANA AND BRASSICA-OLERACEA CHROMOSOMES REVEALS ISLANDS OF CONSERVED ORGANIZATION. GENETICS, 138(2), 499-510. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Kowalski, S., Lan, T. -H., Feldmann, K., & Paterson, A. (1994). QTL mapping of naturally-occurring variation in flowering time of Arabidopsis thaliana. MGG Molecular & General Genetics, 245(5). doi:10.1007/bf00282217

Kowalski, S. P., Plaisted, R. L., & Steffens, J. C. (1993). Immunodetection of Polyphenol oxidase in glandular trichomes ofS. berthaultii, S. tuberosum and their hybrids. American Potato Journal, 70(3), 185-199. doi:10.1007/bf02849308

Yu, H., Kowalski, S. P., & Steffens, J. C. (1992). Comparison of Polyphenol Oxidase Expression in Glandular Trichomes of Solanum and Lycopersicon Species. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 100(4), 1885-1890. doi:10.1104/pp.100.4.1885

Kowalski, S. P., Eannetta, N. T., Hirzel, A. T., & Steffens, J. C. (1992). Purification and Characterization of Polyphenol Oxidase from Glandular Trichomes of Solanum berthaultii. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 100(2), 677-684. doi:10.1104/pp.100.2.677

Steffens, J. C., Kowalski, S. P., Yu, H., Vayda, M. E., & Park, W. D. (1990). Characterization of Glandular Trichome and Plastid Polyphenol Oxidases of Potato. In M. E. Vayda, & W. D. Park (Eds.), The Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Potato (pp. 103-112). CAB International. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/227

KOWALSKI, S. P., BAMBERG, J. B., TINGEY, W. M., & STEFFENS, J. C. (1990). INHERITANCE OF POLYPHENOL OXIDASE IN TYPE-A GLANDULAR TRICHOMES OF SOLANUM-BERTHAULTII. JOURNAL OF HEREDITY, 81(6), 475-478. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Hockensmith, J. W., Wahl, A. F., Kowalski, S. P., & Bambara, R. A. (1986). Purification of a Calf Thymus DNA-Dependent Adenosinetriphosphatase that Prefers a Primer-Template Junction Effector. Biochemistry, 25, 7812. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/241

Wahl, A. F., Kowalski, S. P., Harwell, L. W., Lord, E. M., & Bambara, R. A. (1984). Immunoaffinity purification and properties of a high-molecular-weight calf thymus DNA .alpha.-polymerase. Biochemistry, 23(9), 1895-1899. doi:10.1021/bi00304a001

Kowalski, S. P. (n.d.). Agricultural Biotechnology in China. The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 6(4), 655-663. doi:10.1111/j.1747-1796.2003.tb00233.x