Women, Trans, & Non-Binary Faculty Mentoring Program Events

Spring Conversation:
Why Entrepreneurship Might Be For You: Advice on Moving from Discovery to Patent & Product

Friday, 28 April, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Zoom

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, only 12.8% of total inventor-patentees in the U.S. are not men. Please join us for a spring conversation with Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and Discovery to Product (D2P) colleagues who are working to address innovation gaps and ensure novel research developed at UW-Madison is not missed or overlooked. Learn more about how WARF provides patenting and licensing support to our campus community and how D2P, in partnership with WARF, offers education and development resources for campus innovators at all stages. Let’s discuss strategies for making all faculty feel welcome and encouraged to disclose patentable ideas to WARF and explore their innovations with D2P.


  • Beth Fischer, Director of Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
  • Roma Broadberry, UW-Madison Biophysics Graduate Student
  • Aimee Arnoldussen, Innovation and Commercialization Specialist, UW-Madison Discovery to Product