New Invention Report (CONFIDENTIAL

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Report Date:

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Report By:
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(contact name; telephone number)
Title of the Invention (3-10 words)
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Project/Product Name:

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Instructions: Fill in this form to the best of your ability, starting with the above box. Submit the
completed form by email or hardcopy directly to ________________________________________.

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SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:
Give a brief summary of the invention and what it does.

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION:
What problems does the invention solve? If you know of any prior approaches to these or
similar problems, please describe them. Why were those prior approaches inadequate? If you
know of any patents, articles, publications, conferences, seminars, or products (our's or
competing), which attempted to address these or similar problems (or which may be otherwise
relevant to the invention), please identify them.
Attach additional pages, as necessary.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION:
Describe** in detail the “best” implementation (usually, the latest version) of the invention with
reference to illustrative figures or diagrams. Also describe any product line or prior
products/concepts into which it can be incorporated, and alternate ways of implementing it, if
any. Describe not only the invention’s functional components( or process steps), but also how
they operate. For example,
Attach additional pages, as necessary.
** NOTE: If an existing document provides the required information, please simply attach it to
this report. There is no need to restate the content, though you may need to augment it for this
report.

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ADVANTAGES OF THE INVENTION:
Describe any technical benefits or competitive advantages provided by the invention. What
aspects of the invention do you regard as clever or novel? This is your chance to “sell” the
invention.

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4.

Important Information

a) About when was the invention conceived?
b) Was the invention ever disclosed to another company?
If so, when?
Who was it disclosed to? ___________________
Was there an NDA in place?
If not yet disclosed, when will such disclosure first take place.
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Has/Will the invention been incorporated in a product?
Product Name: ________________
Has this product been offered for sale or publicly used?
If so, when?
If you don’t know, who would? __________________
If the invention is a process, has it been used commercially?
If so, when did such use start:
If you don’t know, who would? __________________
Is the invention scheduled for publication in any journal or
for presentation at any conference or tradeshow?
If so, when:
If you don’t know, who would? ___________________

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INVENTORS:
Provide the following information for each person who “materially contributed” to the
invention. If there are more than two inventors, please provide information for each.
1) First Inventor's Name: ____________________ email:

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Post Office Address:
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Home phone: ________________
Residence (if different):

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Country of Citizenship:

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2) Second Inventor's Name: ___________________ email:

Work phone ________________

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Post Office Address:
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Home phone: _________________
Residence (if different):

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Country of Citizenship:

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3) Third Inventor's Name: ___________________ email:

Work phone: _________________

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Post Office Address:
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Home phone: _________________

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Residence (if different):

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Country of Citizenship:

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4) Fourth Inventor's Name: ___________________ email:

Work phone: _________________

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Post Office Address:
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Home phone: _________________
Residence (if different):

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Country of Citizenship:

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Work phone: _________________

If any of the listed inventors is not an employee, please explain the arrangement.
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