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The Disclosure Process

The disclosure process includes the following steps:

  1. Submit your disclosure
    In most cases this includes completing the Invention Disclosure Form.  If you are disclosing source code, use the Software Disclosure Form; if you are disclosing literary or artistic works, use the Copyright Disclosure Form.  All of these Disclosure Forms are found on Inventor Portal
  2. INVO will evaluate the invention
    Our team will consider a number of factors to determine if a patent will be pursued. Learn about these considerations, as well as the three possible results of our evaluation. 
  3. INVO may file a provisional patent application
    INVO will decide whether to file a provisional patent application within 30 days of the disclosure.