Success Stories

More than eight decades in the making, partnership still going strong

Hector DeLuca
Hector DeLuca

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For more than 80 years, WARF has been partnering with the University of Wisconsin–Madison to promote, encourage and aid scientific investigation and research and to move the fruits of such research into the world to benefit people.

Since inception, WARF has earned more than $800 million in patent royalty revenues, paid more than $170 million to faculty and staff inventors and returned more than $1.25 billion to the university while also building an endowment that is now worth some $2 billion.

More importantly, behind these numbers are the lives that have been helped because of the partnership between WARF and the university. Among the achievements:

Thomas "Rock" Mackie, Photo by UW-Madison, University Communications
Thomas "Rock" Mackie, Photo by UW-Madison, University Communications
Additional key discoveries include: