Intellectual Property Disclosure Form
Intellectual Property (Invention) Disclosure (IPD)
UHN’s Intellectual Property Policy (the policy is also available on the UHN research network) requires UHN employees to submit an Intellectual Property Disclosure (also known as an Invention Disclosure) to the TDC Office upon making a discovery or creating something with potential commercial value.
Examples include new therapeutics entities such as small-molecules, NCEs or biologics, diagnostic methods, medical devices, software, clinical tools or questionnaires.
By submitting an Invention Disclosure, you will enable the exploration of commercialization opportunities for your invention and legal protection for future marketability.
When should I file an Invention Disclosure?
• As soon as your invention or work can be clearly described.
• Prior to making any public disclosure of your work (e.g., abstract submission, poster presentation, journal publication, or thesis).