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Disclosing an Invention

The first step in disclosing an invention is filling out an invention disclosure form. We use the information provided on the form to assess whether or not the invention might be suitable for a patent or commercial license. This form is designed to be self-explanatory, but if you have questions, please contact our office.

Disclosing your invention to KSURF is an important part of protecting the rights to your discovery. One of the most important benefits may be the commercialization of your technology through KSURF's efforts in patenting and licensing the discovery. Other benefits through KSURF's marketing efforts include new contacts with industry or industry-sponsored research in your laboratory. If royalties are generated, they are distributed according to University Policy.