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Invention Disclosure

Disclosing an invention allows for the OIPM to start preparation for intellectual property protection. If an invention is to be brought to market, this is a critical first step. It is also important that an invention is disclosed in a timely manner in order to be in compliance with the Bayh-Dole law as well as any financial obligations to sources of funding for the research that led to the invention.

Invention Disclosure Form

Inventor submits confidential disclosure form to OTT. Invention assigned a docket number and reviewed by staff. OTT will determine whether or not Tulane will elect title to and file a patent on the invention. OTT will begin to market the invention. When a commercial partner is interested, OTT negotiates a license agreement with company.