For Inventors at Georgetown

Disclosing Your Invention

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) offers 2 ways to disclose your Invention: You can download Invention Disclosure Form, fill it out, and send it via email or submit it electronically using OTC’s Database.



Please read the information below before submitting your Invention:

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.

Prior to login, please read the following important terms of use:

  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Confidential Information contained on this inventor-accessible website may include, but is not necessarily limited to, unpublished patent applications and other materials that are not available to the public.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.

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