Disclosing to the OTM

Invention Disclosure Form

 

The Invention Disclosure Form is the first step in a process that could potentially lead to commercialization of your technology.

Completion of the form assists the OTM in two important ways:

  • First, it serves as a written, dated record of your invention.
  • Second, it provides the OTM with basic information which helps to evaluate, subsequently protect and potentially commercialize the intellectual property associated with your invention.

It is not necessary to answer every question in order to submit this disclosure form. If you do not know an answer, if you have any questions, or would like assistance completing the form, please contact the OTM by:

  • Phone: (217) 333-7862
  • Fax: (217) 265-5530
  • or email OTM@uiuc.edu

Use the following guidelines while filling out the form:

  • Provide as much detailed information about the technology as possible, citing all relevant sponsorship and publication information. This enables the OTM and its outside patent counsel to determine if the technology is patentable as well as identify possible opportunities for commercialization of the technology.
  • When identifying inventors, use the broadest spectrum possible; OTM, assisted by outside patent counsel, will work to determine legal inventorship.

Return the original, signed Disclosure Form along with any supporting documentation to:

Office of Technology Management
319 Ceramics Building, MC-243
105 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801-2901

In addition to sending the original to the OTM, please distribute additional copies to:

  • Each Inventor
  • Unit Executive Officer(s)

Upon receipt of the completed disclosure form, the OTM will assign it to a technology manager who will arrange a meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to acquaint you with the OTM process, gain a more comprehensive understanding of the technology and define next steps.

Files

Invention Disclosure Form pdf (updated November 2013)

Invention Disclosure Form word (updated November 2013)

Invention Disclsoure Form rich text format (updated November 2013)

 

Software Invention Disclosure Form

 

For software and copyrighted works, transferring intellectual property can be accomplished via commercial licensing or through non-commercial transfer, such as distributing the work to third parties for research or other uses.

Files

Software Disclosure Form (Word)

Software Disclosure Form (PDF)

Software Disclosure (RTF)

 

Mobile Applications

The iOS Developer Program License Agreement and the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreemenst have been signed so the Office of Technology Management can now help you get access to iOS and Android developer tools and is managing the submission of University-owned apps to Apple’s App Store and the Android Market.

Whether you are in the early stages of creating your smartphone or tablet app or have already developed one, fill out the Mobile App Disclosure Form to start working with the OTM.

Files 

application/pdf iconsoftwaredisclosure-mobile-apps-final-feb-7-2011.pdfapplication/msword iconsoftwaredisclosure-mobile-apps-final-feb-7-2011.doc

 

 

For advice on completing the disclosure form or for additional information, contact the OTM. Return the completed and signed disclosure along with supporting documentation to: 

Office of Technology Management
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  319 Ceramics Building (MC-243) 105 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 Phone: (217) 333-7862
Fax: (217) 265-5530
otm@uiuc.edu

 

For mobile apps email: otmmobile@illinois.edu

 

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