It is essential to disclose an innovation prior to any public presentation or publication that describes the discovery. Public disclosure before pursuing IP protection could result in a limitation of the rights to pursue patent protection and restrict the scope of the innovation described in an application.
UF Innovate | Tech Licensing evaluates all IP to determine appropriate protection. Our job is to navigate the discovery down the best path to reach commercial potential. This may be with the filing of a patent, copyright or trademark if necessary. We market the discovery to the public, a commercial partner, negotiate a license that will further the development of the innovation into a useable product, application or service.
Please call our office at (352) 392-8929 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance. We look forward to learning about your latest discovery, and we are committed to maintaining the highest standard of service for our faculty and staff.
For help using the disclosure portal, open the guide above.