Stanley P. 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).


  • 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

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

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

Paterson, A. H., Lan, T. -H., Reischmann, K. P., Chang, C., Lin, Y. -R., Liu, S. -C., . . . Wendel, J. F. (1996). Toward a unified genetic map of higher plants, transcending the monocot–dicot divergence. Nature Genetics, 14(4), 380-382. doi:10.1038/ng1296-380

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


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

Most Cited Publications