Invention Evaluation

The TTO will evaluate the invention, working closely with the employee(s) to confirm that it is new and novel.

Further Information

Once an invention has formally been reported the University has 3 months in which to assess the patentability and market value of the technology and decide wether or not to claim it. The invention must be kept confidential by the University and by the inventors during this period. If the invention is not claimed by the University within the 3 month time limit, ownership of the invention reverts to the inventors, who are free to commercialise it.