What data is there on the invention?
Is there a prototype?
Is the invention in a “Hot” area?
Is this a core or platform technology, or is it an incremental advance?
Prior public disclosure?
Extent of prior art?
Could infringement be detected?
Would there be freedom to operate?
How broad could a patent be?
Is there a clear product?
Does it solve a significant problem?
Will the customer pay for it?
What is the market size?
What are competitive products?
Who are likely licensees?
What are legal and regulatory barriers?
What industry relationships does the inventor have?
What is the funding status for further research on the invention?
Has UTRF worked with the inventor before? If so, what was the outcome?
What does the inventor want?