Invention Disclosure

An Invention and Technology Disclosure should be made when something new and useful has been conceived or developed, or when unusual, unexpected, or non-obvious research results have been achieved.

The purpose is to record what was invented or created and the circumstances under which it was made or conceived, and to provide the basis for assessing its commercial and patent potential. This disclosure is a legally important document which should be prepared completely and carefully.

View a legacy invention disclosure and a legacy supplemental disclosure (used to gather additional info for assessment of commercial potential) for reference.


This contract is used to license University intellectual property on behalf of the inventor(s).

Visit the Office of Sponsored Projects for more information on technology transfer policy, including samples for:

  • Sponsored research contracts
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Contact Us

Technology Transfer Office
1664 N. Virginia Street
Ross Hall Room 106
Reno, NV 89559-0321

(775) 784-4421
(775) 327-2248 Fax