According to Georgia Tech’s Intellectual Property Policy, faculty, staff, and students should report their innovations to us prior to publicly disclosing it.
Researchers are encouraged to contact the Office of Technology Licensing as early as possible in the discovery process to ensure protection of intellectual property.
Report a novel discovery or development to the Office of Technology Licensing at least 2 business days prior to public disclosure so that we can:
Accurately establish inventorship and ownership
Determine what form of intellectual property is involved
Evaluate its commercial potential and patentability
We offer an easy-to-use online Web Disclosure system to report discoveries and innovations—including the information from the researcher’s prior art search.
View a flow chart of the entire process (PDF). For more information, see Understanding the Commercialization Process.