An Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) is a legal document completed by the inventor that explains what was discovered or created or what scholarly work was created, who sponsored the work and whether such has been disclosed or is scheduled for publication or public presentation. For patentable inventions, the completed IDF should clearly indicate the new, useful, and non-obvious properties of the intellectual property (IP) over existing published materials. All creators of the IP should be listed in the IDF even if they are not university employees.
Intellectual property should be reported to the OTC as soon as a creator believes he/she has a new discovery, creation and/or invention, including software, by submitting a completed and signed Invention Disclosure Form.
Publicly disclosing the details of one’s intellectual property during a technical presentation in a public forum (seminar, conference, symposium, Grand Rounds) could affect patent protection. Creators are encouraged to contact OTC with any questions prior to any such presentation.
UT Health San Antonio Office of Technology Commercialization is pleased to introduce our new Inventor Portal.
- Complete and submit invention disclosures online
- View the status of invention disclosures submitted through the Inventor Portal
- View a list and status of any agreements executed in relation to each disclosure
- View a list and status of any patents/applications filed in relation to each disclosure