Disclosure Process and Timelines

Got a New Idea or Innovation?

What is an innovation disclosure? The Innovation Disclosure is a confidential internal document that summarizes your idea’s usefulness and lists any federal or other financial support. The submission form will further identify a list of contributors and their percentage contribution to the innovation, a description of the innovation, any materials from third parties and your plans for any public disclosures. Each contributor will need to electronically sign the disclosure for the form to be complete. If you are unsure as to how to proceed, please feel free to contact our office and speak to someone directly.

An innovation disclosure is the first step in protecting and commercializing your Innovation

Ideally, your innovations should be disclosed at least 2-3 months prior to public disclosure. Early disclosure allows time for analysis and appropriate protection of the innovation.

Note: public disclosure includes, but is not limited to, conference abstracts, poster or verbal presentations at conferences or other meeting venues and publication of any kind - this includes foundation and university newsletters.

***Special Note: 

ChatGPT, Bard, and other public AI models are not confidential and not HIPAA compliant.  No patient information or any priviate, confidential, or proprietary information of any kind should be uploaded to these models.  Inputting any confidential information into these platforms could be considered a public disclosure and lead to a loss of the University's ability to protect that information and any associated intellectual property.

*Please note that your submission is not a legal document and it is not a part of the formal patent application process and does not provide any legal protection for your invention*

Prepare to submit your disclosure using this TIP SHEET.

How to Submit

  • Click the button below.
  • Use Single-sign on credentials.
  • Select “New Disclosure” from the upper-right hand side menu.
  • Select “Invention Disclosure” from the disclosure type drop-down menu.
  • Complete the form and submit.
  • If you do not hear back from our office after three business days, please contact us at 305-243-5689.

Click Here to Submit

If submitting a grant and divulging novel chemical structures or other proprietary information, please contact OTT to discuss.

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