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Author: Erik Chmelar

Best Practices For Invention Disclosure Forms

In summary, ineffective communication between inventors and attorneys can be a recipe for weak patents and lost inventions. An industry-specific invention disclosure form (IDF) with narrowly tailored sections and precise prompts can organize and focus an inventor’s disclosure, making it easier for the inventor to write and the attorney to understand. Ultimately, such a well-crafted IDF can save time and resources and result in higher quality and quantity of patents from R&D activities.