IP Seminar: Key Elements of An Invention Disclosure Statement: What You Need to Know as an Inventor and a Business Decision Maker

To assist in the process of identifying/protecting IP with a view to obtaining patent and/or design registration, it is often useful to start by filling out an Invention Disclosure Form, but how should you organize your thoughts about your invention, from creative concept, laboratory notebook data, to possible end products, and then convert it into something presentable in front of the business decision makers?

In this presentation, we will discuss what you should know about the key elements of an Invention Disclosure Statement, which is the first step in presenting your invention for assessment on obtaining patent protection and commercializing the invention. An invention disclosure statement, which is more than a form for complying with policies of the Knowledge Transfer Offices (KTOs), describes information relating to the patentability and marketability potential of the invention. A properly drafted Invention Disclosure Statement is key to allowing decision makers to properly assess and appreciate your innovation and its potential commercial relevance to your employer/institution.

Seminar layout:

  • What is an Invention Disclosure Statement (IDS)?
  • The Basics: Key Elements
  • What is an Invention?
  •  For the inventor
  •  For the business decision maker
  •  For the patent attorney
  •  Commercial considerations
  • Derivation of Rights/Chain of Entitlement
  • Invention Disclosure Statement – A potential trap as A US provisional patent application tool

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Date -
VenueFunction Hall, 1/F, 12W, Phase 3 Hong Kong Science Park