When to Disclose?
Plan to submit your disclosure 3-4 weeks prior to your public disclosure.
Factors to consider when timing your disclosure:
- Since the 2013 passage of the America Invents Act, the US is now a First-to-File system. This means that if two inventors independently invent the same idea, it no longer matters who invented it first. The one that files first will have priority.
- Filing too early can also be problematic. When in doubt, contact your invention manager.