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INVO's Evaluation

What happens after you submit your disclosure?

Evaluation considerations

INVO does not assess an invention's scientific merit. Instead it reviews patentability and commercial opportunity. INVO evaluates each invention according to United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidelines: all inventions must be new, useful and non-obvious. 

Other considerations as we evaluate new inventions: 

Evaluation outcomes

The disclosure will fall into one of the following categories:

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