Protecting Your Innovation
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Most faculty spend a lifetime developing something innovative, but some will see the commercial value of their invention disappear in a matter of moments.
Intellectual property disclosure is not only required by university policy but is a very necessary step in protecting new discoveries and ensuring a path to public use. The disclosure process is not intended to delay any research or publication activities but is designed to work alongside those activities to protect intellectual property before any public disclosures take place that may impact IP rights.
In this workshop, we will review the IP disclosure process at UH and answer questions about filling out an invention disclosure. We will share the criteria we use to assess those disclosures for IP protection, and ultimately, to lay out a strategy to get technology into the market to benefit the public.
This 50-in-5 session is part of the Division of Research’s University Research Explained Series, developed to support faculty in a variety of research and innovation efforts. It is hosted by the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation.