Clark Bennett

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David Clark Bennett (Clark)
Director, Technology and Innovation Advancement
Office: 
(269) 387-8218
Location: 
206W 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
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • B.S., Iowa State University
Certification: 
  • Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Bio: 

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