Why Disclose Inventions?

Through your research, you develop knowledge that can change the world.

We offer help in the form of people, services, teams and tools to help make it happen.

Disclose an invention

Patricia Stock, Ph.D.

By June 30, 2022, the UArizona will bring forth 300 inventions – the most ever for the university in a single year. Why? Because the world's problems need us. 

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By reporting inventions and even just talking through your work with a TLA Licensing Manager, you gain access to great opportunities, such as: 

  • Increased funding for your lab, department and college 
  • Qualification for industry and federal grants, such as SBIR funds 
  • Making your research more attractive for future funding 
  • Increased impact and contributing to a better world.

What you get working with TLA 

We want to ensure that you remain focused on your number one priority: your inventive work.

To that end, we set expectations and coach you through the entire commercialization process. It all starts with an invention disclosure and our team of licensing experts is here to guide you every step of the way. 

Why is it essential for UArizona faculty, researchers, and staff to talk to TLA about their research and inventions?

"It's really important that think about the time that inventors disclose their inventions. It's great to contact them (TLA) as soon as you think you might even have a concept that could be a patent or an invention and let TLA help shepherd you through." 

Kathleen Melde, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering