Submit An Idea

Have an idea? Share it with LVG! 

The LVG Engagement Request Form was created to invite all UVA faculty, staff and students to share their ideas, inventions and technologies with the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group. 

This form, formerly known as the UVA Intellectual Property Disclosure Form, will initiate a conversation about your invention's commercial potential and the protection resources available. 

An invention can be a new process, machine, creation, software, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new or useful improvement upon them with commercial potential. Unsure if your idea meets this criteria? Fill out the form to begin a conversation with LVG about your research. 

Timely disclosure, before you make any public disclosures such as poster presentations or journal publications, will help us protect any intellectual property arising from your discovery. It will also help us keep you in compliance with UVA policies and those of any relevant funding agencies.

You can submit your invention using the online Engagement Request Form, or the PDF version of the Engagement Request Form. Instructions are included on the form. Email the completed form to 


If you need assistance with reporting an invention, or have additional questions, please contact us at (434) 924-2175