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BENNETT, Alan B Photograph Alan Bennett currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at U.C. Davis. He is responsible for technology transfer, strengthening research-based alliances with industry, and supporting technology-based economic development in the Sacramento/Davis region. He is the founding Executive Director of the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA), an organization consisting of 37 universities in nine countries that is dedicated to the collective management of intellectual property and supports broad commercial innovation and humanitarian uses of technology in agriculture. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Bennett served as the Executive Director of the University of California Systemwide Office of Technology Transfer and Research Administration, where he was responsible for IP management and research policy for the University of California system; this task involved managing a portfolio of more than 5,000 cases, 700 active licenses, and revenue in excess of US$350 million for the four-year period. He earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Biology at U.C. Davis and Cornell University, respectively. He joined the U.C. Davis faculty in 1983. His research in plant molecular genetics has focused on cell-wall disassembly and fruit development. Dr. Bennett has published over 130 research papers in leading scientific journals, holds several utility patents related to crop quality traits, and is a regular speaker at universities, international symposia, and private companies. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the California Council for Science and Technology (CCST).

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Show AbstractAbstract Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Management in Technology Transfer

Show AbstractAbstract Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer by the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station

Show AbstractAbstract Reservation of Rights for Humanitarian Uses

Show AbstractAbstract Specific Issues with Material Transfer Agreements

Show AbstractAbstract Technology Transfer at the University of California

Show AbstractAbstract The University of California’s Strawberry Licensing Program

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