Disclose an Invention
OTD welcomes all UT Southwestern faculty members, researchers, clinicians, and students to disclose their inventions using the Intellectual Property Questionnaire. An invention may be a useful method, device, process, algorithm, tangible material, or an improvement to an existing product. Please note the review process outlined below for guidance and contact our department should you have any questions.
Steps to Disclose an Invention
- Contributor(s) submit Intellectual Property Questionnaire:
*This strategy may or may not include the filing of a patent application. Many inventions, including mouse models, cell lines, and software packages, are effectively commercialized without patent protection.
- Patent counsel, OTD, and contributors review and edit patent application drafts.
- Patent counsel files patent application with USPTO.