The Catholic University of America

Public Disclosure

Catholic University of America researchers should be aware that publication or presentation of their research might result in public disclosure of a patentable invention. Public disclosure may limit researchers' abilities to receive patents in their inventions or may forfeit their patent rights entirely. For this reason, researchers are encouraged to contact the OTT with any questions about when and how to publish potential inventions without restricting patenting rights. The OTT will work with the researcher to determine the appropriate course of action to protect the findings of the research and will assist in the filing of the proper forms. Contact the Director of Technology Transfer, Ralph Albano, at (202) 319-5218, or by email CUA-techtransfer@cua.edu, for any questions or assistance. OTT is located in McMahon Hall, room 213.