New Invention Notification and Intellectual Property Information
Intellectual Property Basics
An INVENTION is a novel or unique device, process, method, or compound.
A PATENT is the grant of property rights issued to the inventor(s) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Typically an invention must be novel, have utility, and be non-obvious in order to be assigned a patent.
COPYRIGHT is an exclusive, legal right of the author(s) of original work(s) to print, publish, and/or otherwise make these materials publicly available.
A protected/registered design, word, or symbol used to identify a product or a company is a TRADEMARK.
A NEW INVENTION NOTIFICATION (NIN) is a confidential document created by Inventors (faculty, students, and/or staff) describing the elements and details of any new invention. The NIN will be the initial document submitted to the Tech Transfer Office (TTO) and used to determine the patentability of the described invention.
UNeMed now manages all Intellectual Property and New Invention Notification Services for UNO.
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