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Forms and Invention Procedures

Procedures to Disclose an Innovation:

Submitting a disclosure of your invention to OTT is the first formal step in obtaining proper intellectual property protection. Inventors are strongly encouraged to submit invention disclosures early in their invention development process to avoid any potential problems.

Inventions conceived or first put into practice by faculty or staff in furtherance of university research should be promptly disclosed to Director of OTT, by submitting a complete Assignment Agreement and Technical Disclosure Form. Inventor, Director of OTT and Executive Vice President of Research will meet and determine future potential commercialization and patentability of the invention. 

United States Patent and Trademark Office