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Disclosing Inventions

No matter how early-stage you think your discovery might be, your research could make a difference and lead to a successful commercial process or product. This is why disclosure is important and should be done as early as possible.

Upon disclosure, we can work with you to develop a strategy for protecting your intellectual property rights that does not delay your plans for publication, and also allows for all of your patent rights to remain intact. Some rights could be lost if you publicly disclose your ideas before initiating patent protection.

To start the process, fill out the Invention Disclosure Form and follow the instructions for submission provided on the form. Email a copy of your disclosure to the Office of Technology Translation.

The Invention Disclosure Form is composed of a series of questions that give you the opportunity to fully describe your invention and provide the information necessary to evaluate patentability, inventor/authorship, commercial potential, and determine any obligations to parties that may have sponsored your research.

If you have any questions regarding disclosure or need assistance in filling out this form, contact our office.

Last edited by: schnettler 08/30/2017