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.
Note: The hyperlink will go to a third party site at Wellspring Sophia. You will be prompted to log-in with your Tulane email credentials. Disclosers will see an "Inventor" home page and a patentable disclosure form link on the right.