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UAMS Patent and Copyright Committee

The UAMS Patent and Copyright Committee functions to implement the University of Arkansas Patent and Copyright Policy (Board Policy 210.1) at UAMS. The Committee provides a review process for disclosures of patent, copyright, and other intellectual property developed by members of the UAMS community. The Committee evaluates the patentability and desirability of obtaining patent or other protection for the submitted disclosures as well as any patent obligations to research sponsors outside of the University. Recommendations by the Committee are submitted to the Chancellor.

"What are patents, trademarks, service marks and copyrights?"

Patents and Patent Rights

Is my discovery patentable?

Is it

a process,
machine,
article of manufacture,
composition of matter or
an improvement of any of the above?
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/#whatpat

Is it

Novel
AND
Non-obvious?
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/#novelty

Can You

Adequately describe or enable the invention (for one of ordinary skill in the art to make and use)

AND

Detail claims to the invention in clear and definite terms

THEN

You should complete an invention disclosure form
           
If you are unsure of any of these, please complete an invention disclosure form to provide as much of the information as possible or contact a member of the UAMS Patent and Copyright Committee to discuss your ideas.