The invention disclosure is an important first step in documenting your idea and for protecting and licensing your invention. With the information you provide, we can evaluate your invention’s commercial potential and our ability to protect the invention through patents or copyrights.

ATTENTION: New Online Submission Now Available!

Help/Feedback – If you need assistance with reporting an invention (including software) call or email the Tech Transfer office at 734.763.0614 or U-M Tech Transfer.

Online Submission – Primary Method

Please submit your invention using the online reporting system. The online reporting system will lead you through steps to provide descriptions and information required by Tech Transfer to process and record your discovery. For detailed instructions and a short tutorial on submitting an invention disclosure please click here.

Online Invention Disclosure Form

Electronic Form Submission – Alternate Method

An alternate method to submit an invention disclosure is using the manual Invention Disclosure Form. Instructions are included in the form. Email the completed form to U-M Tech Transfer.

If you need further assistance, please call the Tech Transfer office at 734.763.0614.