Declare an Innovation

Members of the University Community who have developed IP that they intend to protect or commercialize (including but not limited to patent applications, copyright, trademark, integrated circuit topography registration, trade secret, industrial designs) with or without the use of University Facilities (financial resources, facilities, human resources, etc.) must inform the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovation (ORIGS) in advance, using the Declaration of Innovation form and in a timely manner of their intent to do so. Based on the assessment of the Declaration of Innovation form, the ORIGS will inform the Creator(s) of the appropriate pathways to commercialize the IP. ORIGS is available to guide Creators in completing the Declaration of Innovation form and following the appropriate IP statute.