Yorgos Marinakis

Yorgos “George” Marinakis is a registered U.S. patent attorney and a member of the National Association of Patent Practitioners. He is admitted to the New Mexico and Massachusetts State Bars. He has a B.A. in mathematics from San Jose State University; a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, a J.D. and an MBA from the University of New Mexico; and is a management Ph.D. candidate at the University of Twente. He has worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Lockheed Martin Technical Operations, and Fidelity Management and Research Company. He currently has a patent law practice and is a partner in a design firm.

Current Research & News
Current research areas: design capabilities; precautionary capabilities; ethnology of shopping.

• "p-germanium links physical and dynamical phase transitions," Physica A, 1994
• "A flexible model to quantitatively compare N mineralization potentials," Biol. Fertil. Soils, 1991
• “From quasi-organism to protolife,” Ecological Complexity, 2007
• “Ecosystem as Topos of Complexification,” Ecological Complexity, 2009
• “On the Semiosphere, Revisited,” Signs, 2012
• “Forecasting technology diffusion with the Richards model,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 2011
• “The disruptive nature of organic photovoltaic technology,” Technology Management for Emerging Technologies (PICMET), 2012 Proceedings of PICMET ‘12
• Zomeworks: design driven innovation. Ivey Business Publishing

• Federal Wildlife Law Handbook (co-author), 1996
• Wildlife Law News Quarterly (contributing editor), 1996-7
• Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy (founder), 1997-8
• Journal of Sustainability (founder and Editor-in-Chief), 2007-9

• Technology Forecasting and Social Change – Reviewer and Guest Editor
• Technovation
• Ecological Complexity
• Biosystems


  • MGMT 511-002, MTWR, 1600-1830, GSM 128
  • MGMT 511-101, MTWR, 1600-1830, GSM 128

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