How do I know if I’m ready to submit? Do all faculty, staff, and students at UW-Madison or the Morgridge Institute have to submit (disclose) their invention to WARF? What happens after I submit my discovery? How does WARF evaluate my invention? Who pays the legal costs and fees to secure the patent? How expensive are patents? What financial compensation will I receive for my invention? What does WARF do with the rest of the royalty income? What qualifies as an innovation to disclose to WARF? Are faculty, staff and students required to assign inventions or intellectual property rights to WARF? When should I submit to WARF? What constitutes a public disclosure? What if I’ve already published a paper or delivered a presentation about my invention? How do I start the disclosure/patent process? What do I do if WARF decides not to pursue my invention? What if a collaborator from another institution or company has contributed to my invention? Does WARF file foreign patents? Where can I learn more about patents and intellectual property? What if I receive a request for materials that are part of my invention? What if I want to start a company with my discovery? Does WARF have any programs for inventors? Does WARF have any relationships with other UW campuses?