Zillable provides you with an Invention Form to help you document and organize your thoughts about your inventions. The purpose of this form is to obtain a description of your invention and assist in the patenting and review process. Keep in mind that explaining your invention in a clear manner is important in making people understand what your invention is all about.
To submit an invention, follow the steps below.
- On the Content Creation menu, click Submit an Invention.
- On the Disclosure page, enter a title, summary, and description for your invention.
- Click the Add Benefits button to enter the benefits that can be gained from using your invention.
- Click the Relevancy button to enter the relevance of the invention. For example, business or licensing opportunities that can be gained from using the invention.
- Optionally, you may add attachments, references, and an avatar to the form.
- Click Next to go to the the Information page, where you will be asked to select the appropriate answer to the Disclosure/Use question.
- Optionally, click the Add Additional Information button to enter more information about your invention, then click Next.
- On the Inventor page, check the I am the Inventor box. This enters your information as found on your Profile on the fields below. If you are filing the form on behalf of another person, enter that person's information on the fields below.
- Click Next.
- On the Submission page, add at least three (3) tags for your invention, then select the Spaces, People and Category you want to share the invention with, before clicking Submit.
- Invention Title - The title of the Invention conveys a first impression of the main content of the invention. The title of the invention should be meaningful. It should be clear, concise, and as specific as possible.
- Summary - The Summary of the Invention should indicate its nature and substance and may include a statement about the object and goal of the invention. The summary should inform readers of the art (technology or background) to which the invention relates. Most importantly, the subject matter of the invention should be described in one or more clear, concise sentences or paragraphs.
- Description - It is frequently desirable for the inventor to start the disclosure with a description of the prior art (existing technologies, products or solutions) and the particular weaknesses and deficiencies of the prior art, if possible. Next, describe the invention and how it works, referencing drawings, diagrams or presentations where possible. Remember to think about the different way your invention can be made or used (alternative embodiments), even if the alternatives are deemed inferior.
- Benefits (Optional) - Provide a detailed description of how the invention differs from prior technology and what benefit(s) it provides over that prior technology.
- Relevancy (Optional) - Describe the relevancy to a Category, Space and/or Challenge, including licensing opportunities.
- Disclosure/Use - Has the invention or a product incorporating the invention been sold, offered for sale or included in a proposal to other parties, including disclosed orally or written to any party?
- References - List any related Challenges, Ideas, Papers or Links as references to your Invention.
- Categorize and Map - Add Tags to help map your Invention, Select Categories, and Indicate where to publish your Invention.
- Upload - Upload any Drawings.
NOTE: Invention is turned off by default and must be enabled by your network administrator before it becomes available to your network.