Invention Disclosure

An Invention Disclosure (UBC Invention Questionnaire and Assignment) is a written document that describes an invention to the University. Disclosure should be in sufficient detail to:

  • identify all of the inventors
  • evaluate the scientific and technical merit of the invention
  • determine whether and how the invention can be protected
  • discuss its potential commercial value and any potential commercial interests
  • describe how the research leading to the invention was funded

Invention Disclosure forms and information regarding the invention disclosure, evaluation, and patenting process are available from the University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO). The UILO has been established at the University to provide you with advice and services to facilitate the protection and commercialization of intellectual property.