As the designated patent management organization for the UW System, WiSys provides, free of charge, patenting and licensing services for inventions, copyrights and other intellectual property that has the potential to be commercially developed. WiSys encourages all UW System faculty, staff and students to disclose their inventions for evaluation of commercial potential.
Please note that under UW System policy and certain federal statutes, all inventions made by UW System faculty, staff and students must be disclosed to WiSys regardless of the monies (federal, private, etc.) that funded the research leading to the invention.
Disclosing your Invention - Step One
You should fill out an IDR form when making a submission of any kind (patentable invention, copyrightable software, biological material, etc.) to WiSys. For information on how to complete an IDR form, see the Disclosure Process.
Invention disclosure report form (Rich Text Format)
Use this format if you wish to download the IDR. After downloading the IDR and opening it in MS Word or another word processing program, type your information directly into the form. Then send the IDR to your intellectual property manager via the below form, e-mail or postal mail.
Invention disclosure report form (PDF)
Use this PDF version of the IDR if you wish to view and print a blank copy.
Disclosing your Invention - Step Two