Q: How can you request UNC certified Final Invention Statements (FIS) or otherwise known as Patent Disclosures?
A: Email OSPReporting@unc.edu with the PS Project ID for which you need the signed FIS. For certain sponsors, the FIS may also need to be submitted by an institutional signing official (i.e., eRA Commons). FIS are routinely requested on Monday and Wednesday but if there is an urgent need, a same day request can also be submitted.
Q: Is the Final Invention Statement (FIS) the same thing as an iEdison disclosure?
A: No, patent disclosures in iEdison are completed by the Office of Technology and Commercialization throughout the life of an award as disclosures are filed. FIS are completed during the closeout of an award or a closing segment of a subcontract.
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