For Inventors

Disclosure Review Process


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Have an Invention? Download an Invention Disclosure Form or use our secure online form

All University of Delaware inventors should review the UD Handbook for Inventors and disclose their inventions for consideration of patent protection. UD inventors should use the UD Invention Disclosure webform.

While the cost of prosecuting a patent may be significant, all inventions that are elected for patenting by the patent committee are filed at no cost to the inventor. Pursuing patent protection through the Technology Transfer Center presents several unique benefits and opportunities for inventors.