Invention Disclosure Resources

Disclose an Invention

Vanderbilt University and VU Medical Center personnel who have conceived of a new idea, technique, design, software program, research reagent, medical device, or other invention should disclose it to our office using the appropriate disclosure form that most closely classifies your innovation. Please see the informational video below to help in determining which form to use.

If you question whether your concept constitutes an invention, or question if an idea is ready for formal disclosure, please contact us to discuss or meet with you to investigate further.

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View a summary of the steps of the disclosure process.

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding technology disclosure

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