Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Patenting FAQs

How do I know if I’m ready to submit?

It’s never too soon to contact us. We’ll connect with you in an informal, but confidential, discussion about where you are in the tech transfer process and be your resource along the…

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What happens after I submit my discovery?

Once you submit your discovery to WARF, you’ll meet with our team for an informal, confidential discussion about the details and possible applications. During this disclosure meeting, we’ll have the chance…

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How does WARF evaluate my invention?

WARF’s internal decision committee assess inventions based on many factors, including: Patentability Market dynamics Licensing potential Public benefit Whether WARF can add value We try to make our decisions very…

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How expensive are patents?

U.S. patents typically cost $20,000 to $40,000. If you add an international portfolio of about 10 patents, that might add more than $100,000 to this cost….

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