Submit an Invention

Start the process by submitting an Invention Disclosure Report

This form applies to ALL kinds of discovery and inventions:
  • Devices such as a new type of laser or surgical tool
  • Processes such as an improved method of purifying cells or a new software technique
  • Compositions such as a new chemical or drug compound
  • Copyrightable works such as surveys, software or educational tools
  • Software, which can be copyrighted and sometimes patented
  • Biological materials such as cell lines or plant varieties
  • And more
If you have questions about the form, Intellectual Property Associate Brian Frushour is here to help.
bfrushour@warf.org | 608.960.9871

* Do not publicly disclose your invention before consulting with WARF *

  • Even if you have publicly disclosed your invention, it might not be too late. Please contact us as soon as possible. 
  • Public disclosure immediately prevents you from obtaining most foreign patent rights.
  • Public disclosure also may impact your ability to obtain U.S. patent rights.

Review the pages below to learn more about what to expect from the process

Invention Disclosure Report

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Invention Disclosure Report (Word document format)

After opening the IDR in MS Word, type your information directly into the form. Then send the IDR to your intellectual property manager through our secure submission form below.

Invention Disclosure Report (Rich text format)
Use this format if you wish to download the IDR and open it using another word processing program. After downloading and opening the IDR, type your information directly into the form. Then send the IDR to your intellectual property manager through our secure submission form below.

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