How to Disclose Your Invention
Certain discoveries, inventions, and materials are best disseminated through intellectual property protection and commercial partnerships. The Polsky Center evaluates the best route to maximize the impact of University research. In addition, federal grants and other research sponsors typically require that inventions made using those funds be disclosed to the University and reported to the funding source.
- Access the Inventor Portal: Get started by Accessing the Polsky Center’s Inventor Portal.
- Complete and Submit the Invention Disclosure: Submission of the invention disclosure ensures that the Polsky Center receives all the required and relevant information in order to evaluate your disclosure for intellectual property protection and commercial potential. Make sure that you include any relevant supporting documents, such as any draft manuscripts, slide decks, etc. with your disclosure. Disclose early and often.
- Evaluation and Next Steps: After we have received your disclosure and ensured that it is complete, a member of the Polsky Center team will be assigned to your invention and will reach out to you for further discussion.
Contact the Polsky Center team with any general inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Problems with the Inventor Portal?
If you are unable to access the Inventor Portal, please contact email@example.com.