goals of the Discovery Center are to stimulate new product development and to decrease the time that it takes get new products on the market.
It was a very interesting tour conducted by University of Arkansas School of Law alumna, Christine Daugherty. Christine is the Director of Intellectual Property & Technological Development at Tyson Foods. Previously, she served as Senior Counsel in Tyson's legal department, and before that as a Patent Attorney with Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP. Christine's office is located in the Discovery Center, close to the R&D professionals that she advises. Her insight into the design of the Discovery Center as a research and development hub and her explanation of the ongoing activities at the Center were fascinating.
Appreciation is extended to Christine and to Tyson Foods for our tour.