Protect Your Invention
Filing an invention disclosure with the Office of Technology Management is the first step in protecting your intellectual property:
The Office of Technology Management promotes Penn State technology by protecting, marketing, and licensing University inventions to companies for further development and commercialization. The OTM reviews the information for patentability and, based on the novelty and utility of your invention, will decide whether or not to file a patent application. To file an invention disclosure, faculty, graduate students, and staff should use the Invention Disclosure Form below.
- Invention Disclosure Form and Instructions
(If completing electronically, test that you are able to save the document. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 required.)
- Invention Disclosure Form and Instructions (MS Word version)