The first step in our proven technology patenting process is submitting your Innovation Disclosure. Use this easy Innovation Disclosure Submission and in about 10-15 minutes you can advance your innovative solution one step further toward benefiting the world.

Use the checkbox in the upper right corner of the form to save your progress and resume later. Choosing this option will email you a hyperlink to the form which can be shared with other innovators to collaboratively complete the submission. Note that the disclosure should be edited one at a time to avoid overwrites.

Publicly disclosing before consulting WARF could affect your IP rights. It is never too early to contact WARF with questions. Use our FAQs to learn more about disclosing.

The WARF Intellectual Property team is here to help. Feel free to contact your Intellectual Property Manager or Brian Frushour at [email protected] or 608.960.9871 if you have questions.

UW-Madison Innovation Disclosure

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At least one innovator must be affiliated with UW-Madison or the Morgridge Institute for Research

Please list all innovators who made substantive contributions to the innovation while noting that the final list of innovators may change based on intellectual property laws.

If no UW affiliation, please list current Institution, Company or Organization.

Innovation Details 

Briefly describe the innovation and/or attach a description. Additional information such as key features and new developments you made are helpful to include. This information will be used by the University and may be provided confidentially to funding entities per contractual obligations.

Please describe the advantages of your innovation when compared to existing solutions. Such information could include addressing limitations of current products, providing a potential cost savings, or improving outcomes.

Please provide exemplary uses of your innovation, including commercial products and services as well as non-commercial uses (e.g., academic research). Your comments will be useful in identifying potential fields of use, markets, and licensing partners.
Presentations and Publications 
Dates and brief descriptions of any non-confidential presentations, publications or Internet postings.

When and to whom?

When and to whom?
Contracts and Funding Support 

Type “None” if no contracts apply

Type “None” if no contracts apply

Type “None” if no contracts apply

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