How do I initiate the patenting/licensing process?
An Invention Disclosure form can be obtained from the Intellectual Property Office. We are happy to consult with inventors before or after they complete this form. Once you submit a completed form and other requested information, we will initiate efforts to locate interested companies. These efforts may include personal contacts, mailings and presentations at trade shows. However, full participation is needed from the inventor, both in meeting with potential sponsors and licensees and in helping the patent attorney prepare and prosecute any patent applications. If you initiate the process, you should be prepared to get involved.