Understanding the disclosure
Find answers to your questions about what a disclosure is, why it is required and when it should be submitted. Learn more about disclosures.
Your discovery is in good hands. INVO can help you with the process of formally disclosing your invention, filing a patent application and executing contracts and agreements.
The process of disclosing an invention and working with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is not always straightforward. Use the following information to guide you through the process.
Learn more about the following services INVO provides inventors.
Northwestern inventors include faculty, staff, and students, all of whom are invited to participate and explore access to a number of INVO programs and resources.
Northwestern faculty affiliated with any school on the Evanston or Chicago campus are eligible. The majority of our inventions have been disclosed by faculty at Feinberg, McCormick, Weinberg and Medill.
Student inventors can and should disclose inventions to INVO. Depending on how the discovery was made and what resources were used, student discoveries may be owned by the University. See procedures specific to student inventions.