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Sarah O’Brien


Sarah O’Brien
Intellectual Property and Compliance Manager
Technology Commercialization Office
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone (479) 575-2608
Fax (479) 575-5717

Sarah O’Brien joined the Technology Commercialization Office in February 2011, and is the Intellectual Property and Compliance Manager. Her experience in both accounting and legal fields made her a perfect fit for this position. Sarah brings a new perspective on office administration, procedures and University accounting practices.

In her role in the Division's Technology Commercialization Office, Sarah coordinates multiple aspects of intellectual property, provides budget management and acts as liaison between faculty inventors, peer institutions and patent counsel.

Sarah moved to Northwest Arkansas with her husband in December of 2004. She began employment with the University of Arkansas in August of 2006 with the department of Pre-College Programs. While working in Pre-College Programs she gained invaluable experience managing the budgets of seven federally funded grants and providing management of the day-to-day operations of the office. Prior to working with the University of Arkansas she worked as a Paralegal in the areas of Estate Planning, Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. Sarah holds a degree in Paralegal Studies and is currently earning a Bachelor degree in Human Resource Development.