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INVENTION DISCLOSURE FORM

  • Invention disclosure forms fulfill several functions. (i) It allows the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) to assess the commercial potential of your invention or technology. (ii) It enables the TTBDO to plan intellectual property protection and to advise on the best route to market. (iii) It serves as a useful document in determining patentability and for doing freedom-to-operate due diligence (i.e., whether commercial exploitation of your invention/technology would require licenses from other parties).
  • Kindly return the original Invention Disclosure For together with any supporting documents to:
  • Technology Transfer and Business Development Office G/F National Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
  • Upon receipt of the form, the TTBDO will assess the commercial viability of your invention/technology and arrange a meeting with you to discuss your disclosure further, and to brief you on the policies and procedures of the university on intellectual property rights.
  • 1. TITLE OF INVENTION/TECHNOLOGY

  • 2. SEARCH TERMS (up to 10)

  • 3.BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE INVENTION (3-4 paragraphs)

  • TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION, DETAILS AND SUPPORTING DATA

  • PRIOR FINDINGS, METHODS, APPARATUS, or DEVELOPMENTS

  • 6. STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT (2-3 paragraphs)

  • 7. POTENTIAL LICENSEES/CO-DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS/END-USERS

  • 8. PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/AND OTHER FORMS OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION (DISCLOSURE)

  • Type of disclosure (i.e. publications, posters, etc)Date(s) 
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  • 9. DATES OF CONCEPTION AND REDUCTION TO PRACTICE

    Note: The United States approved the switch from “first-to-invent” to “first-to-file” on September 16, 2011. It is anticipated that this will be followed for patent applications lodged on or after March 16, 2013.
  • DetailsDate(s) 
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  • 10. SPONSORSHIP

  • Agency or SponsorGrant / Contract / Research Load Credit 
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  • 11. OTHER AGREEMENTS AND INTERACTIONS

  • 12. INVENTORS

    List all those who helped contribute to the conception of the ultimate working invention. The people you include ultimately may or may not be legal inventors. Please place an asterisk (*) next to the name of the inventor to whom correspondence should be sent. If any person holds a sole or joint appointment with any other university, company or governmental agency, please note that fact.

  • By disclosing this invention, I/We_______________________________________, the inventor(s), hereby agree and consent to such necessary and appropriate steps that the TTBDO may undertake in having this disclosure evaluated and in initiating a patent application. The TTBDO and its present, past and future staff, are hereby bound to confidentiality regarding any information disclosed herein. The TTBDO shall undertake to have confidentiality agreements executed by any other party to whom the TTBDO may give the information contained in this disclosure, for purposes of invention evaluation and patent application. “Invention evaluation” shall be understood to comprise the steps taken by the TTBDO to assess the marketability and patentability of the invention. “Patent application” shall include all processes related to patent application, such as but not limited to prior art searches and patent drafting. The CORRESPONDING INVENTOR should sign and date, along with his/her Department Head and College Dean.(Note: If that inventor is not the head of the laboratory, the signature of his/her faculty advisor or supervisor is required.)
  • Corresponding Inventor Printed NameDate 
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  • Department Head and College DeanDate 
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  • 13. AGREEMENT REGARDING THE UP SYSTEM IP GUIDELINES

    I agree that by submitting this IDF, I am bound to the applicable Intellectual Property guidelines of the University of the Philippines System.
  • Inventor’s NameDate 
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