Disclosure & Income Distribution

Technology Disclosure and Income Distribution Forms

Please note that all forms are confidential, and can be submitted using an email attachment as a scanned PDF to [email protected], or presented in person to an Office of Technology Management & Advancement officer. 

1. Disclosure Form

Invention Disclosure is now online!

UCSF faculty, staff, and students can now submit an invention disclosure online using the new Inventor Portal.

If you're a returning inventor or are ready to disclose now, go directly to the new portal where you'll be prompted to log in with your MyAccess credentials or to create a new account.


Or, download this form and submit via email


Use this form for all disclosures, including diagnostics, therapeutics, medical and mechanical devices, methods of use, manufacturing processes, laboratory instruments, and equipment; research tools such as a cell line, transgenic model, expression vector or research-use only antibody (these are often called “Tangible Research Properties”); software, mobile apps or other copyrightable material such as surveys or questions; and data packages such as preclinical, in vitro or in vivo data, clinical data or regulatory data.

What Happens After You Submit Your Disclosure Form?

After submitting a disclosure form to us, you will receive a notification email with the case number, name and contact information for the OTM Licensing Expert assigned to your disclosure. He/she will contact the inventors to discuss the technology's details and potential commercialization opportunities. The information you submit in your invention disclosure will be kept confidential. Note that an invention disclosure form by itself does not constitute a patent or patent application; it is solely a record of your invention for UCSF’s internal use.

2.1 Invention Income Distribution Forms

Use this form if you have two or more inventors and all the inventors agree amongst themselves to an income distribution that is different from that described in the UC Patent Policy. This form must be signed by all inventors and sent to OTMA.


2.2. Software and Apps Income Distribution Forms

The Policy and Plan Options for Software and Apps Income Distribution document outlines the different plans for distributing income received from licensing unpatented software and apps.


If the developers of an unpatented software or app would like to allocate the income differently than the default case, then all of the developers will need to complete the appropriate Income Distribution and Development Form:

For unpatented software:

INCOME DISTRIBUTION - Unpatented Software

For apps: