Common-sense guidance in safeguarding your discoveries
The first critical step to commercializing an invention is to report it to us in advance of any public disclosure. Our team will then work to ensure the intellectual property (IP) is protected and managed according to Harvard's IP Policy. Proper stewardship ensures your invention may be developed to its fullest capacity.
Early action protects IP
In light of recent changes to U.S. patent law, it’s important to protect innovations before other parties have a chance to file and before you publicly share information. If you plan to disclose any information about your innovation to others, please contact us immediately.