What is an Invention Disclosure?

An Invention Disclosure (ID) is a description of your invention or development that is provided to OCR. The ID lists all collaborating sources of support and includes information necessary to begin pursuing protection and commercialization activities. To initiate the process, please disclose your invention online or email, fax or hand deliver the fully signed Invention Disclosure to OCR. This document will be treated as “confidential.” Using the Disclosure, OCR can then generate a non-confidential description of your invention to assist in marketing the technology and creating confidentiality agreements with outsiders to allow more detailed exchanges of information with potential partners.