Disclose an Innovation

Submitting a disclosure of your innovation to UNHI is the first formal step in obtaining proper IP protection and commercializing your innovation. You are strongly encouraged to submit innovation disclosures early in the development process to avoid any potential problems.

Innovation Disclosure Forms

The Innovation Disclosure Form (IDF) is a written notice to UNHI that you have an innovation.  It is a confidential document that should fully describe your innovation so UNHI can begin an assessment. If you are planning on presenting your innovation through publications, poster sessions, conferences, press releases, or other public communication, you should complete an IDF well beforehand. There are separate forms for disclosing inventions, copyrights, software, and trademarks. We can assist you in filling out the correct form.

Contact Information

Please send all forms, question, or comments to unh.innovation@unh.edu

Marc Sedam
Associate Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures &
Managing Director, UNHInnovation
marc.sedam@unh.edu

 

Get Started Download a Disclosure Form

Please send all forms, question, or comments to unh.innovation@unh.edu

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General Innovation Disclosure Form

This document is required for disclosures of all innovations except software and works of authorship (see documents below to disclose software or works of authorship).  In this document, you will provide a description of your innovation as well as important information regarding your innovation such as the date of inception, disclosure records, sponsorship/funding details and commercialization potential.

Software Disclosure Form

This document is required for disclosures of software innovations.  In this document, you will provide a description of your software as well as important information regarding your software such as development start and end dates, disclosure records, sponsorship/funding details and commercialization potential.

Copyright Disclosure Form

This document is required for disclosures of works of authorship.  In this document, you will provide a description of your work as well as important information regarding your work such as the date of completion, disclosure records, sponsorship/funding details and commercialization potential.

Trademark Disclosure Form

Please fill out this form to disclose a mark for potential trademarking.

Additional Forms:

UNH Acknowledgement of IP Policy and Assignment
UNH Confidentiality Agreement - Unilateral
UNH Confidentiality Agreement - Bilateral

 

Research Proposal (Pre-Disclosure)

You are encouraged to consider the value of protecting IP as early as when you prepare your research proposals.

Benefits of pre-disclosure include:

  • A review of IP databases along with scientific literature and the commercial landscape can reveal related innovations, key industry players, and IP protection status.
  • Many research sponsors want to know what the return on their funding investment could look like.
  • Addressing IP during the proposal phase helps you consider products or services that might result from a research project and that could be used directly by the public, in addition to more traditional opportunities for publications and data sharing.
  • A thorough assessment of intellectual asset opportunities, limitations, and pathways for the translation of research into direct public benefits can help distinguish a competitive proposal during the review process.