Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) Submitting an IDF is an important first step in the process of documenting your invention and disclosing your new idea. It is a confidential document in which you should provide both a summary of your ideas and a comprehensive description of the invention and what, if anything, has been done so far to reduce the invention to practice (i.e. to show that it works!). The IDF also creates a channel for OLV to contact you to initiate the next steps needed to manage your invention.
Biological Materials Disclosure Form is designed to provide OLV with a description of novel tangible biological materials (e.g. mice, antibodies, plasmid vectors, cell lines etc.) that could be transferred to another academic institution through a Material Transfer Agreement or to an industry partner through a Nonexclusive License Agreement. The Invention Disclosure Form should be used for all other inventions. Please contact OLV if you have questions over which form is most appropriate for your technology.
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) To initiate an MTA request, please contact Dr. Curtis Bradney (Curtis.Bradney@dm.duke.edu) in Duke’s Office of Corporate Research Collaborations.
If you are new to this process or have questions whether or not your work is a new invention, please feel free to contact our office directly for assistance. Send an email with your name, position at Duke, and an overview of the field of your work to enable us to have the Invention Manager to get back to you. Stay tuned! Online submission coming soon.