Tech Advancement

Invention Disclosure

As a general rule, the University of Missouri owns inventions made by its employees. These inventions must be formally disclosed to the Technology Advancement Office (TAO).

To disclose an invention, MU faculty and staff must complete a confidential Invention Disclosure Form. TAO professionals will use the form to help assess the invention’s commercial potential. When applicable, Mobile App and Software Disclosure Forms are also available.

Invention Disclosure Forms are used to report inventions as called for in the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri, Section 100.020. All disclosure forms are available to download from this webpage, or you may pick up a paper copy from TAO at Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70 W, Room 706.

Once TAO has received a signed Disclosure Form, we will perform an in-depth technical and market assessment. Because the information contained in the Disclosure Form is essential for the formal evaluation process, inventors are urged to submit detailed and accurate information. Our team welcomes the opportunity to assist inventors with completing the required forms.

Last Updated: March 26, 2021