Reporting Innovation

Please use the Innovator Portal with your Duck ID to submit inventions, copyrightable works, software and digital media, and research tools.

There are many reasons to disclose an innovation. Often, research sponsors require notification of inventions developed under their grants or contracts. Disclosures are also the starting point for preparing patent searches and patent applications, as well as for trademark or copyright registration. Disclosures help us determine the rights you have for using, changing and sharing  your innovation when your grant is finished.

The forms below are representative of the information we ask University of Oregon inventors, developers or authors to provide through our online Innovation Portal to describe innovations and creative works that result from their research, development and scholarship. 

The information you provide documents the identity of the inventor, developer, researcher or author and also collects information regarding the type of innovation created and any obligations we may have to funders of the work.

The Innovation Portal has four different forms, each tailored to a different type of innovation:

Innovation Disclosure (general inventions, ideas and chemical or biological materials)

Copyrighted Works Report (content, websites, audio and video; online portal coming soon!)

Software Report

New Research Tool Registration

If you have any difficulties with our Innovation Portal, please send us an email, and we will help you with the process.