In 2005, WARF received the National Medal of Technology from President G.W. Bush. This is the highest honor the President can bestow on an individual or organization who has made significant contributions to technology development. WARF received the medal for its legacy, its partnership with the university and industry and its role in federal legislation that permits universities or their patent management organizations to retain title to federally funded inventions.
WARF also has a triple A rating from Standard & Poor’s. The rating recognizes WARF for the professionalism of its staff and the quality of WARF’s management of its resources.