Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Intellectual Property Disclosure Form
This Intellectual Property Disclosure Form assists the Polytechnic University of
Puerto Rico (hereinafter “PUPR” or the “University”) in the recording of
intellectual property generated by faculty, staff, or students of PUPR or by others
to whom PUPR’s Intellectual Property Policy (the “IP Policy”) may apply (PUPR’s
faculty, staff, or students, and others to whom the IP Policy may apply shall be
referred to collectively hereinafter as the “Originators”). It provides the basis for a
determination of patentability, for the drafting of a patent application, and/or for
registering a copyright. It also assists in the evaluation and, when applicable,
commercialization of the inventions developed as part of the academic
endeavors of its faculty and students.
This document carries important legal ramifications, and thus, should be
This Intellectual Property Disclosure Form should be completed by any Originator
when something new and useful has been conceived or developed, or when
unusual, unexpected, or non-obvious research results have been achieved.
Where appropriate, the University may seek to patent University intellectual
property and license such intellectual property to industry for further development
and commercialization. Royalties derived from any such license will be shared
with the inventor(s) in accordance with the University’s Intellectual Property
This Intellectual Property Disclosure Form should also be completed when other
forms of intellectual property are developed by an Originator, unless such
intellectual property is specifically excluded by the IP Policy from being disclosed
such as materials used solely by the Originator in the teaching of a course.
As with inventions, royalties from the commercialization of intellectual property, if
any, will be shared with the Originator(s) in accordance with the IP Policy.
All inventions and creative works developed by the Originators either through
Sponsor-Supported Efforts, University-Assigned Efforts, University-Assisted
Efforts, or Individual Efforts, as such terms are defined in the IP Policy, shall be