According to LSU policy, "All University Personnel are required to disclose to the appropriate campus officer, at an early date, any discoveries, inventions, and works potentially subject to legal protection under patent, copyright, or other law."
As soon as you believe you have conceived a new technology, submit an Invention Disclosure to Innovation & Technology Commercialization (ITC). All blanks in the form should be completed and drawings and supporting data should be attached.
Upon receipt of your Invention Disclosure Form, ITC will conduct an intellectual property analysis and a commercial viability analysis to determine LSU's ability to protect and commercialize the invention. Within 15 days, someone from ITC will contact you to discuss the invention disclosure. ITC will work closely with you during the disclosure evaluation process and provide guidance on prior art searching, market evaluation, and commercialization strategies.