Our Process

Certain discoveries, inventions, and materials are best disseminated through intellectual property protection and commercial partnerships. The Polsky Center’s TCL team 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.

Next steps

Complete the Disclosure Form
Submission of this form 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.

Submit the Disclosure Form
Print the completed form, obtain the appropriate signatures, then scan the signed original disclosure form and send them via email.

Evaluation and Next Steps
After we have received your disclosure, a member of the Technology Commercialization and Licensing team will be assigned to your invention and will reach out to you for further discussion.

Contact the TCL team with any inquiries.

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