Your discoveries are significant to our community and the world. Submit an idea, report an invention, start a company, learn about commercialization and more. Select whether you're an employee, student, alumnus or outside our network to get started.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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We will confirm receipt of your idea within one business day, and our advisory panel will review your submission.
You will receive confirmation of receipt of your Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) and a case number will be assigned to your IDF.
This page will lead you to information about the Innovation Pillar’s services and processes related to invention disclosures, patent prosecution, confidential disclosure agreements, material transfers, and spin-out and spin-in companies.
Technology commercialization processes and procedures governed by our intellectual property-related policies on patents, equity, tangible research property and copyrights.
Please complete the respective form and submit it to the Innovation team. It is preferred you type and e-mail your submission. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
Events and programs – such as formal presentations and informal get-togethers – are open to the Jefferson community.
Learn more about patents, trademarks, technology transfer and additional information you may need to help you make your idea come to life.