In order to identify inventions before they appear publicly, all publications describing work by Laboratory personnel or done with Berkeley Lab facilities, funds, or equipment must be reviewed and cleared by the Patent Group before they may be sent outside the Lab, except for disclosure to certain government and University of California personnel.
To initiate this review, an Berkeley Lab author submits the manuscript document to the Report Coordination office. Patent review occurs prior to the document receiving an LBNL report number.
Possible inventions should be reported before the document is ready for publication by submitting a record of invention online, via the Innovation Portal. If you have questions, please call the Patent Group at x7058.
For more information regarding this requirement, please see Berkeley Lab’s RPM.