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A “public disclosure” includes publication in a journal or conference proceeding, and also refers to anything in the “public domain”. Public disclosure refers to any communication that can be read, spoken, and/or viewed by the general public, which may include the internet, radio, television, written publications, e-mail, presentation, slides, poster at conferences or presentations/seminars, workshops/lectures, advertisements, public use or even a sale or an offer for sale.

As per Article 34, 35 and 36 of the Collective Agreement, all researchers are required to disclose any new inventions to the Office of Research Services.

Patents Right - Article 34 of the Collective Agreement Flowchart

Technology Disclosure Form


Non-Disclosure Agreements:

Guide to Non-Disclosure Agreement

One-way Non-Disclosure Agreement

Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement

Non-Disclosure Agreement FAQs

For further information, please contact:

Vesna Kaps    
519-253-3000, ext. 3922