Invention Disclosures

Assessment

Your invention disclosure will receive an initial assessment, which includes conducting a literature and patent search to determine:

  • if comparable technologies are already known and/or on the market and how your discovery compares to those technologies
  • whether the discovery may require intellectual property protection
  • the time and investment that will be needed to bring your discovery to market
  • the size and growth potential of market demand for your discovery

What comes next?

The results of the assessment will determine the next steps of the process. If a discovery has commercial potential, the next step in the commercialization process is to secure legal protection for it and seek to license the technology to a company or startup.