Carl E. Gulbrandsen is the Emeritus Managing Director of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). WARF is the patent management organization for the University of Wisconsin Madison. He has a Ph.D in physiology and a J.D. degree, both from UW –Madison. Gulbrandsen was with WARF from October, 1997 until July,2016. Prior to becoming its Managing Director in 2000, Gulbrandsen was WARF’s Director of Patents & Licensing. He is a member of the Licensing Executive Society, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Association of University Technology Managers. He is Vice Chair and board member of the Morgridge Institute for Research. He also serves on the Boards of WiCell Research Institute, and WiSys Technology Foundation. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and served as a member of the Patent Public Advisory Council for the PTO.