Technology Commercialization Process
Invention Disclosure Acceptance Criteria
- Does the disclosure include all information necessary to properly record the disclosure and reasonably document the date of discovery?
- Does the disclosure provide sufficient information for appropriate communications to all relevant stakeholders (inventors, research sponsors, material suppliers, collaborators, others)?
If criteria is NOT met, then:
IIE Personnel communicate a list and associated description of specific missing required elements to all inventors required for initiation of preliminary assessment.
If criteria IS met, then:
Disclosure form is processed and recorded with notifications and necessary processes followed for sponsor acknowledgement/rights and other institutional obligations.
Commercialization Assessment and Implementation Process Entry Criteria
- Does the disclosure include sufficient information and is it sufficiently understandable to identify potentially claimable elements of the invention?
- Does the disclosure provide information supporting identification of specific commercial applications and individual or categorical customer/end-user groups who can be contacted to assess market opportunity and need?
If entry criteria are NOT met, then:
IIE personnel work with inventor(s) to:
- Obtain better understanding of what potentially claimable elements are believed to exist within the technology and the supporting logic for belief of novelty and non-obviousness or alternate strategies for proprietary protection and
- Identify prospective end-users and customers (individuals, companies, and/or sectors)
If entry criteria ARE met, then:
Case File is updated to include:
- Claimable elements within the disclosed technology (or alternate means of proprietary protection).
- Market participants, including target end-users, licensees and/strategic partners and high-level value proposition