Intellectual Property Disclosures

Download and complete the following form:

Intellectual Property Disclosure & Record Form

If your invention includes custom software, also download and complete this form:

Copyright/Multimedia Form

Only the “Intellectual Property Disclosure & Record Form” is needed for inventions that do not include custom software.


The Intellectual Property Disclosure and Record (IPDR) provides information that the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT), and the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (ISURF) need to evaluate your invention/creation. The form is also used as the Ames Laboratory Record of Invention.

It is important that you provide the most comprehensive and complete disclosure possible so that OIPTT/ISURF can make an informed decision on how to proceed with your disclosure.  The more complete the disclosure, the more quickly we can provide a response to you.  Please complete the form to the best of your ability.

Instructions for completing the IPDR:

  • Text fields will expand, so use as many lines as you need to adequately answer the question.
  • If you have prepared documents that answer a question, you may reference those and attach copies. It will be very helpful if you can provide attachments in electronic form.
  • For check boxes, double click to fill in the box.


Tim L. Shuck
Disclosure Coordinator