Once an invention has been properly recorded, an inventor will want to prepare an invention disclosure for submission to a patent attorney. Again, there is no set form for preparing an invention disclosure.Included here (see Links)is a sample form that we use to help an inventor get started.

The invention disclosure should be sufficient to allow the patent attorney to perform a patentability search. Any drawings, tables, data plots or other graphics that may be necessary to understand the invention should be submitted to the attorney.

Please note that it is not necessary to submit drawings that include dimensions, unless the dimensions are critical.

An invention disclosure should provide all technological or economic advantages of the invention. Whenever possible, the disclosure should include any relevant prior art that the inventor knows about.

The inventor should also disclose any commercial usage, sale or public disclosure of the invention as well as any preferred or alternative embodiments of the invention.