Take the first step in protecting your innovation and providing impact.
As soon as a University of Utah inventor (faculty, staff, and certain graduate students and postdocs) believes that they have created something that may qualify as an invention, they need to share the information with PIVOT Center. This confidential disclosure should happen as soon as possible in order to begin a relationship between the researcher and PIVOT, and correctly kicking off processes necessary to pursue invention protection and commercialization activities.
Federal law, U policy and often certain agreements or funding agencies require prompt disclosure. The university, inventors, and involved companies could lose significant rights if disclosures are not made promptly.
It is critical that you complete every section of the disclosure in as much detail as possible. Please include all dates of any upcoming publications or other public disclosure describing the invention.
Again, by submitting an invention disclosure, the inventor enables PIVOT Center, if the university pursues its interest in the technology, to offer assistance and support throughout the commercialization process.
And if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Click the Disclose link
Log in using your University of Utah credentials
Fill out the disclosure with as much detail as possible
If needed, save or resume a previously saved form
Submit your disclosure!
What happens next?
Shortly after your submission, you will be contacted by a PIVOT team member to discuss your invention and its potential commercial applications.