what we do

Intellectual Property (IP)

Protecting your innovation


Consultation for UW researchers

If it’s your first time working with us, the first step is to submit a Consultation Request form so that we can match you with an Innovation Manager knowledgeable about your area of research. You should receive a response within two business days.

Record of Innovation (ROI) form

Submit a Record of Innovation (ROI) form to disclose innovations to UW CoMotion, including mechanical devices, materials, software, digital media and copyrighted works. If you have questions, request a consultation before completing the ROI form.

Connect with Innovation Managers

Our Innovation Managers have advanced degrees and extensive experience in a broad range of high-demand technical areas.

Intellectual property guide

Learn about IP definitions, types of IP protection, how proceeds are distributed to inventors; facts about copyrights, trademarks, and patents; important dates, and more.


If you have questions feel free to reach out to us at uwinvent@uw.edu or (206) 543-3970.

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Licensing products

Material transfer agreements