After you submit this form, you should automatically receive a receipt confirming that your submission was received along with a complete copy of everything you submitted.
Shortly after submitting your form, you will receive a document via email that you must sign electronically. Your disclosure/competition entry is not complete until the DocuSign form has been signed! The document states:
“As defined in Board of Regents policy/regulation and/or the applicable collective bargaining agreement, I am entitled to a portion of the net proceeds derived from the commercialization of my technology. In general and subject to the terms of my employment, I am entitled to 50% of net proceeds derived from commercialization of works and the first $10,000 plus 50% thereafter of net proceeds derived from commercialization of patented technologies.
The University of Alaska’s ownership of this technology derives from Board of Regents policy/regulation and/or the applicable collective bargaining agreement. The University of Alaska’s ownership may be limited to the extent to which the technology was developed using university resources.”
Disclosing a Technology: After you disclose your technology, an OIPC representative most likely will follow up with you to talk more about the innovation, OIPC will perform a marketability and patentability evaluation, the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee will review and recommend whether to pursue IP protection, and then OIPC will work to market and license the technology.
If you have any question about whether you should disclose your innovation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a general matter, err on the side of disclosing rather than not – and on the side of disclosing earlier than later. Failure to protect IP in a timely manner can result in a loss of rights and the ability to commercialize.
Invention Competition: OIPC’s annual invention competition, first held in 2015, showcases innovations developed by faculty, staff, and students of UAF and UAS. The competition awards monetary prizes in multiple categories including Best Overall, Best UAS Invention, and Best Student Invention. The competition ends with the academic year, when judging is performed by the OIPC Ambassadors. To learn more, contact us at email@example.com.
You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to disclose your technology in person rather than through this form.