Submit an invention

How Do I Disclose?

Invention Disclosure

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  • Invention disclosure submitted through online Inteum Inventor portal
  • OEE meets with inventors, requests additional information as needed
  • OEE conducts preliminary prior art search
  • Invention Disclosure Form and preliminary search is shared with inventors & Patent Review Committee (PRC)
  • Inventor presents to PRC as appropriate

Disclosure Questions:

  • Inventor Information
  • Funding Sources
  • Invention Description
  • Date of Conception and Proof of concept - Reduced to practice?
  • Novelty, Public Disclosure
  • Like product(S) - single or platform
  • Potential applications
  • Likely markets and potential licensees


What is the Marquette University Inventor Portal?

The Marquette University Inventor Portal is a feature that provides streamlined online invention disclosure capability.


Submit an invention

Who can use the Inventor Portal?

Any faculty, staff, and student may disclose an invention through Marquette University’s Inventor Portal.

Logging into the Inventor Portal

Inventors can log into the Marquette Inventor Portal using their Marquette email and password.

New Users

Inventors using the portal for the first time will complete the login information using their Marquette email as the “username” and their Marquette email password as the “password.” New inventors will be presented with following Create Account dialogue:

  • If a User or Contact record is found, fields will be populated with data on the Contact record, and New Inventor can make needed edits.
  • If no Contact record is found, all fields will be empty. 

What can I do on the Inventor Portal?

Portal users will have 24/7 access to a secure website to do the following:

  • Create, edit and submit invention disclosures and supporting documents online
  • Check the status of submitted invention disclosures
  • Check the status of all patent applications on which they are listed as an inventor