Disclose Your Invention

Take the first step in protecting your innovation and providing impact.

Once a University of Utah inventor (faculty, staff, and certain graduate students and postdocs) believes they have created something that might be an invention, they should share the information with the Technology Licensing Office. This confidential disclosure should happen promptly to initiate a relationship between the researcher and the Technology Licensing Office and start the processes for protecting and commercializing the invention.

Prompt disclosure is required by federal law, U policy and often by agreements or funding agencies. Failure to disclose in a timely manner could result in the university, inventors and involved companies losing significant rights.

It's crucial to provide as much detail as possible in every section of the disclosure. Please include any upcoming publication dates or other public disclosures that describe the invention.

By submitting an invention disclosure, the inventor enables our office to offer assistance and support throughout the commercialization process.

Disclosure process

1 Click the Disclose link

2 Log in using your University of Utah credentials

3 Fill out the disclosure with as much detail as possible

4 If needed, save or resume a previously saved form

5 Submit your disclosure!


What happens next?

Shortly after your submission, you will be contacted by one of our team members to discuss your invention and its potential commercial applications.


If you have any questions, please contact our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801.581.7792.


We support you and your innovation.

Regardless of what you are looking for, or what stage you are in the innovation journey, the Technology Licensing Office is your go-to source to connect you with the U’s innovation ecosystem.

Call 801.581.7792 or send us a message