Invention disclosure

An invention disclosure, or invention disclosure report, is a confidential document written by a scientist or engineer for use by a company's patent department, or by an external patent attorney, to determine whether patent protection should be sought for the described invention.[1] It may follow a standardized form established within a company.[2]

See also


  1. George C. Prendergast, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: Strategies for Drug Discovery and Development, Wiley-IEEE, 2004, ISBN 0-471-43202-4, page 312.
  2. M. Henry Heines, Patent Empowerment for Small Corporations, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001, ISBN 1-56720-452-X, pages 122-123.
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