Invention reporting requirements (

  • Require disclosure and assignment in employee agreements

  • Report inventions within 2 months of disclosure****

  • Notify agency of planned disclosure

  • Elect title within 2 years of reporting****

  • File regular U.S. patent application within 1 year of election

  • File non-U.S. patent applications within 10 months of U.S. filing date****

  • Pay issue fees and maintenance fees****

  • Notify awarding agency in time for action