What is an Invention Disclosure?

An Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) is a written description of your innovation or development that is provided to OTC. Your innovation can be a method of use of a substance, a composition of matter, a new device, software, or even just an idea. The IDF should list all collaborating sources of support and include all of the information necessary to begin pursuing protection, marketing, and commercialization activities.

This document will be treated as “University Confidential.” Based on the Invention Disclosure, OTC may generate a non-confidential description of your invention in order to assist in marketing the technology. Once potential partners have been identified,  and confidentiality agreements have been signed, more detailed exchanges of information can be made.