Online invention disclosures
Did you know that now Faculty, Staff, and students who create a patentable IP can submit their Invention Disclosure Form electronically through our Intellectual Property Software Wellspring Sophia (Sophia)? Sophia is a secure, web-based database. This system allows our office to have the entire patent file consisting of internal and external communications in one system.
You can login at https://smu.wellspringsoftware.net/kms/. This should allow you to submit your invention disclosure and view all patent applications and any related agreements that list you as an inventor. Once you complete the online disclosure, our office will send an email to verify receipt.
We highly encourage you to submit your disclosure online for easier input, editing, and review. ORGS will review and process your invention disclosure per its normal procedures - but this format should allow for faster entry into our process.
Not only is this the first step in granting access to the evaluation of your invention but you will also have access to subsequent patent protection and prosecution proceedings. If you have any questions or need additional information please email Kimberly Jones- Ross, Director of Contracts and Technology Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have an invention that will help fight this pandemic?
During these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a surge of new era urgent innovations created throughout world. COVID-19 has been a devastating impact on our industries, personal and social lives, but it has also incited an expression of creativity and innovation in other areas.
So if you have an innovation that will help with this COVID-19 pandemic, our office is here to assist you and getting your invention to the public for the greater need. Please email us at email@example.com with your inventions or any questions that you may have, and we will help you to help those who need your help during these times.
If you are looking for funding to help fund your invention please see the link below for funding opportunities: https://www.evagarland.com/covid-19-funding-opportunities/