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What constitutes a public disclosure?

What constitutes a public disclosure?

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Any non-confidential disclosure, which includes many routine academic activities, including:

  • Scientific papers (often available online ahead of print)
  • Catalogued theses
  • Presentations
  • Conference abstracts
  • Open thesis defenses
  • Funded grant applications
  • Seminars
  • Web posts
  • Campus talks
  • Non-confidential collaborations
  • Grand rounds
  • Posters

If you aren’t sure, you can email [email protected] to check if something you’re planning to do constitutes a public disclosure, or if you think you may have publicly disclosed your invention.

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