The forms provided here are designed to be used internally, between a University of Oregon researcher or author and Innovation Partnership Services, to describe innovations and creative work that result from research and scholarship. The forms serve to document the identity of the creators as well as to collect information regarding the type of innovation created.
There are many reasons to disclose an innovation. Often, research sponsors require notification of inventions. Disclosures are also the starting point for preparing patent searches and patent applications, as well as for trademark or copyright registration.
IPS uses four different forms, each tailored to a different type of intellectual property:
Innovation Disclosure (general inventions, ideas and chemical or biological materials)
Copyrighted Works Report (content, websites, audio and video)