Carl Gulbrandsen
Biography
Carl E. GulbrandsenWisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
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
Wisconsin­Madison 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.