What We Do

IP Advising, Protection & Licensing

IP Advising, Protection & Licensing

Request a Consultation

Complete this Consultation form so that UW CoMotion can best match our resources to answer your questions. You should receive a response within two business days. If you do not hear back from us, please email uwinvent@uw.edu and let us know.

Submit a Record of Innovation

Submit this ROI form to disclose innovations to UW CoMotion, including mechanical devices, materials, software, digital media and copyrighted works. If you have questions, please submit a Consultation Request before completing the ROI form.

Work With Us -- Even Before You Disclose an Innovation

By talking and working with you months or even years before you disclose an innovation, we can help you maximize the impact of your work without compromising your research goals.

If it’s your first time working with us, the first step is to submit a Consultation Request so that we can match you with an Innovation Manager knowledgeable about your area of research. Our Innovation Managers have advanced degrees and extensive experience in a broad range of high-demand technical areas.

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


How We Partner

Engage • Assess • Protect • Develop • License


CoMotion’s Role

As the first stage of the Innovation Process, it is a critical point of connection between you and the Innovation Manager. An Innovation Manager will consult with you on your innovation to determine next steps and collaborate on possibilities. We will review steps to protect your research for:

  • Upcoming public disclosures such as presentations or publications
  • Sharing any related material or software outside the UW
  • Intellectual property requirements
Innovator’s Role

Actively connect to establish a relationship with the CoMotion office prior to any activities related to your innovation, if possible. Schedule a meeting now to discuss all of your options!


An in-person meeting with your Innovation Manager in order to establish the relationship, review the process, and identify next steps.

Resources for UW Researchers

The formative stages before launching a new technology company typically last 12-18 months. Before launch a UW Startup Project prepares its market strategy, strengthens its startup team, identifies key milestones toward securing customers or investors, and builds prototypes to support these milestones. CoMotion® provides planning and resources to promote higher-quality startup projects.

CoMotion also makes resources available to young UW Startup Companies. Although a startup opportunity may be compelling enough to launch, it usually faces a challenging period of refining its offering in order to engage early customers and grow toward stability. By providing a comprehensive system of resources for technology entrepreneurship, we have resources available for other distribution models.