Disclosing Your Invention
We are pleased to announce that The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) has a new electronic format for disclosure of inventions via our secure, private web-based database. If you wish, you may elect to disclose your invention in paper format in the link below or request a copy via email.
If you believe that you have an invention, it is critical that you disclose the invention to the Office immediately. In some cases, an inventor can lose the right to a patent by failing to take the necessary measures to prevent the invention from entering into the public domain. Therefore, before you present your data at a meeting, submit a manuscript, or address a seminar or symposium, fill out an invention disclosure form, obtain the appropriate signatures, and return it to the Office.
We highly encourage you to submit your disclosure online for easier input, editing, and review. OTC will review and process your invention disclosure per its normal procedures - but this format should allow for faster entry into our process.
We hope this will be the first step in granting access to the evaluation of your invention and to possible subsequent patent protection and prosecution proceedings.
1. Guidelines to Inventions
2. Georgetown University's Intellectual Property Policy
3. Confidential Information Acknowledgement (read the below paragraph):
When you use this website, you may be presented with information and materials of a confidential and/or proprietary nature ("Confidential Information"). The Confidential Information contained on this inventor-accessible website may include, but is not necessarily limited to, unpublished patent applications and other materials that are not available to the public. By entering this website, you agree to hold all Confidential Information in confidence and not to disclose such Confidential Information to any person or entity, without the permission of the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). If you have any questions regarding whether any of the information on this website is Confidential Information, please contact OTC at 202-687-7424.
Other Information for Inventors and Researchers
- Material Transfer Agreements and Confidential Disclosure Agreements - How to request an MTA or CDA
- Helpful Documents for Grant Proposals
- Memo on Patent Reform to Georgetown University Community from Claudia C. Stewart, Ph.D., Vice President of Technology Commercialization