Dr. Clovia Hamilton is a USPTO registered patent attorney and former patent examiner. She teaches engineering law and ethics; and industrial engineering at Stonybrook University’s South Korea campus. Her research is focused on technology transfer. Clovia earned a JD from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School; a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in intellectual property law from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; an MBA degree from Wesleyan College; a Ph.D. degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She served as the Director of Intellectual Property and Research Compliance for Old Dominion University, and as a Technology Transfer Specialist for the US EPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.