Idea Submission Form

This is an important first step in documenting your idea and gaining possible protection and licensing. With the information you provide, we will evaluate your invention’s commercial potential and our ability to secure patent protection.

If you think you have a patentable invention, or even an interesting idea, fill out the information below and our office will begin the evaluation process. If you have any questions please contact innovations@northwell.edu

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* 1. Title of Invention

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* 2. Submitting Inventor Information

Note:  It is important for you to identify each individual who played a role in the creation of the invention you are disclosing, erring on the side of inclusiveness at this juncture.  Inventorship eventually will be determined by outside patent counsel, giving consideration to the facts and circumstances you provide about the conception and reduction to practice of the invention and to the provisions of US Patent Law.

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* 3. If other inventors contributed, please list their name(s), title(s), and location(s) ONLY below:

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* 4. Description of Invention

Please describe the invention in as much detail as possible. If the invention is a device or other product please describe the elements of that product; if it is a method, detail each step of the method.  Please note any variants or different embodiments of the invention so that we can seek broad protection.

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* 5. Type of Invention

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* 6. What are the key and novel features of the invention? How is it different from products or methods that are currently available?

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* 7. What are the immediate and future applications of the invention, and what problem(s) does it solve?

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* 8. Invention Stage

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