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Invention Reporting Form

The following confidential reporting form will officially document the details of your invention. The information may be used in legal actions to defend the intellectual property and will be used to determine whether UAF will pursue a patent application and/or commercial development. This information will also be used in the initial preparation of a patent application. We ask that you fill it out as completely as possible.

First Name MI Last Name
Enter your address
Use format XXX-XXX-XXXX
Address the following: the venue, month and year of presentation/publication, is it available for public viewing?
Please include a detailed description of the Invention and how it functions. Describe the inventive concept in broad or generic terms or describe the operation of the invention through one complete cycle.
Please address the following questions:
  • How does the invention relate to new processes, machines, compositions of matter, etc.?
  • How does the invention differ from present technology?
  • What advantages does it possess?
  • What are the present and future uses and applications of this invention?
  • What are the disadvantages or limitations of this invention?
  • Has the invention been tested experimentally?
  • Are experimental data available?
  • Please suggest 3-10 keywords that someone in your field or someone in industry might use to search for your invention.

Thank you for your interest. At this time, the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization only assists faculty, students and staff affiliated with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.