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Patents and Trademarks : For UW Community

A guide to information on patents and trademarks, patent searching, inventor resources and UW intellectual property resources.

Get Patent Help!

Steenbock Library is a USPTO Patent & Trademark Resource Center. Read about our Patents & Trademark services.

For questions or to set up an appointment, email asksteenbock@library.wisc.edu or call (608) 262-0696

Patenting for UW Researchers and Students

Campus intellectual property information and resources from the UW-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

  • Serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison scientific community
  • Patents the discoveries of UW-Madison researchers
  • Licenses technologies to leading companies in Wisconsin, the United States and worldwide

Invention Disclosure

"University policy and federal statutes REQUIRE all UW–Madison faculty, staff and students to disclose to WARF, regardless of the monies that funded the research. All Morgridge Institute researchers also must disclose to WARF." - Patenting FAQ for UW Inventors

Submit an invention disclosure report

Patent Data and Statistics

Other UW Resources

The Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship - UW School of Business certificate programs

Wisconsin Discovery Portal - Access to information about more than 3,000 researchers at UW-Madison. Search by research interests, researcher's name, industry or company, patent number or name, or by keywords.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship (UW School of Business)

WARF's Entrepreneurons series (includes archived video)

(Video) Patents and Inventions: common questions asked by students when it comes to patents and inventions. Stephanie Whitehorse, WARF Manager of Intellectual Property Operations.