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IP Policy, Appendix, Form 2 [NAME OF INSTITUTION] INVENTION DISCLOSURE FORM An invention disclosure should be made when something new and useful has been conceived or developed, or when unusual, unexpected, or unobvious research results have been achieved and can be utilized. The purpose of this disclosure form is to permit evaluation of your invention to determine whether the invention is patentable and whether commercial development is feasible. The invention should be clearly described so that someone having knowledge in the field of the invention can understand the technical merits of the invention, its usefulness, and possible practical applications. Information that helps evaluators appreciate the invention will increase its ultimate chances for successful patenting and later market development. This is the goal in Section 1-4 of the attached Invention Disclosure Form. The remainder of the disclosure covers certain general issues that need to be taken into account with every inve...