You’ve conducted your research and found that you may have developed something new and useful … an invention, or innovation, with commercial potential … Now what?
That’s where we can help.–
Before you publish your data, present it at a conference, or otherwise share your ideas with outside parties, submit an invention disclosure to the Innovation Institute.
The information you provide to us in the invention disclosure form will be then reviewed by the Technology Transfer Committee, a committee of Pitt administrators and faculty peers, in its monthly meeting to evaluate the commercial potential of the innovation and our ability to protect it through patents, copyrights or other intellectual property (IP) rights.
Please note: Submitting an invention disclosure form does not provide any form of IP protection for your invention. This is solely the first step in seeking patent protection (or any other form of IP protection) for your innovation and determining its commercial potential.