The disclosure phase
begins when the inventor(s) submit the initial invention disclosure. To start the invention disclosure process, you can download the standard form [doc] or open source/app/software version [doc], complete it, and return it to CTTEC via e-mail.
A CTTEC officer will connect and work with you through the licensing process.
The earlier this process begins, the better, to avoid losing patentable ideas. Ideally, submitting a disclosure prior to publication is recommended.
If an invention is licensed to a company, Carnegie Mellon shares 50 percent of the net proceeds from the licensed technology with the inventor(s) per CMU's IP policy [pdf]. The remaining funds are used to support core university programs.
In addition to financial return from commercial successful inventions, the research community receives:
Access to our community
Business Development Expertise
- Legal Advice