Reporting Innovation

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Please use the Inventor Portal button below with your Duck ID to submit inventions, copyrightable works, software and digital media, and research tools. If you are a faculty or staff member in the College of Education, please contact the Associate Dean for Research before submitting a disclosure or contact us at to coordinate a meeting with the college and IPS.

Submit an Innovation

There are many reasons to disclose an innovation. Often, research sponsors require notification of inventions developed under their grants or contracts. Disclosures are also the starting point for preparing patent searches and patent applications as well as for registering trademarks or copyrights. Disclosures help us determine the rights you have for using, changing, and sharing your innovation when your grant is finished.

The forms below are representative of the information we ask University of Oregon inventors, developers, or authors to provide through our online Inventor Portal to describe innovations and creative works that result from their research, development, and scholarship. 

The information you provide documents the identity of the inventor, developer, researcher, or author and also collects information regarding the type of innovation created and any obligations we may have to funders of the work.

The Innovation Portal has four different forms, each tailored to a different type of innovation:

  1. Innovation Disclosure (general inventions, ideas, and chemical or biological materials)
  2. Copyrighted Works Report (content, websites, audio and video)
  3. Software Report
  4. New Research Tool Registration

If you have any difficulties with our Inventor Portal, please send us an email and we will help you with the process.