If it’s your first time working with us, you can start by requesting a consultation with one of our experienced Innovation Managers who is knowledgeable about your area of research. They will consult with you to determine next steps, discuss paths to achieve your goals, and help you navigate the innovation ecosystem.
If you are already working with CoMotion and are ready to disclose, we have updated our secure online Record of Innovation form to navigate the disclosure process more efficiently. Filling out an ROI helps CoMotion protect IP, commercialize technologies, accelerate impact, and fulfill innovation reporting obligations to funding agencies.
The new process lists previous disclosures associated with your UW NetID when you log in, and takes more categories of innovation into consideration including mechanical devices, materials, novel structures and biological compounds, processes, software, digital media, and copyrighted works. The new form also offers:
- explanations on how information is used to help you determine how best to answer the questions
- clarifications on the employment affiliation questions, particularly with the VA, and
- simplified questions for compliance with U.S. Export Laws & Regulations.
After filing, simply scan and email the signed form to the ROI coordinator, who will then assign a CoMotion Innovation Manager to you. Once we receive the disclosure, the Innovation Manager will contact you to discuss next steps. If you have questions, please submit a Consultation Request before completing the ROI form or contact the ROI Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on key things to know about patents, see our January 2019 blog called: 10 Things UW Innovators should know about patents.