As soon as you believe you have conceived a new technology, submit a Technology Disclosure to Innovation & Technology Commercialization (ITC). All blanks in the form should be completed and drawings and supporting data should be attached.
Upon receipt of your Technology Disclosure Form, ITC will contact you to discuss a plan for managing your technology. ITC will work closely with you during the disclosure evaluation process and provide guidance on prior art searching, market evaluation, and commercialization strategies.
Disclosures that meet certain criteria will be assigned to patent attorneys, who in close consultation with you and ITC, will prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications until issuance of a patent (or abandonment).