Carl E. Gulbrandsen is the Managing Director of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent management organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is also President of WiCell™ Research Institute. Mr. Gulbrandsen received his B.A. degree from St.Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. He received a Ph.D degree in physiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
From 1981 until 1992 he was in the private practice of law. Mr. Gulbrandsen’s law practice concentrated on intellectual property with a specialty in patent prosecution and litigation. In 1992 Mr. Gulbrandsen became General Counsel of Lunar Corporation and Bone Care International, Inc. Lunar Corporation is a medical device company. Bone Care International, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. Both companies are located in Madison, Wisconsin and sell products based on technology arising from research conducted at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Mr. Gulbrandsen has been with WARF since 1997. Prior to becoming its Managing Director, Mr. Gulbrandsen was WARF’s Director of Patents & Licensing. Mr. Gulbrandsen is an adjunct professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is on the faculty of the Masters of Biotechnology program that is resident in the Department of Physiology.
Mr. Gulbrandsen is a member of the Licensing Executive Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Wisconsin State Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is a member of the Patent Public Advisory Council for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.