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Bratislav Stankovic

professor, University American College Skopje, School of Law, Macedonia

Dr. Bratislav Stankovic strives to foster improved understanding of the issues at the intersection of law, science, politics, and ethics through a variety of means, including traditional publications, as well as providing input to government and international organizations. He has made particular contributions in the areas of international property rights and plant space biology, and in policy issues involving biotechnology. He holds a PhD degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln, and a JD degree from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. Dr. Stankovic is a registered patent attorney. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and in Wisconsin, is a Professor of Law at the University American College Skopje, teaches Patent Law at Loyola University Chicago, and has practiced at one of the largest IP law firms in the USA, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Chicago. He is a Science and Technology Advisor to the President of Macedonia Dr. Gjorge Ivanov. He is a recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships for Intellectual Property Law. Dr. Stankovic writes and teaches on patent law, biotechnology law, bioethics, law and medicine, molecular and space biology. He also has over 20 years of experience as a scientist, including 4 years as a Chief Scientist at the NASA‐funded Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics, University of Wisconsin‐Madison, where he was the principal investigator for several experiments on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.