The TechQuest Awards

Requirements

Registration is accomplished by submitting a five-page report (Judging Criteria) by email to techquest@njit.edu no later than midnight Friday, March 14, 2014

To inform entrants on potential patent and prior art issues, all entrants are encouraged to attend a single session addressing intellectual property on January 31, 2014 at 11:30am Leir Conference Room School of Management  - 3rd Floor or to view the presentation online at http://www.njit.edu/officetech/pdf/basics_talk.pdf.   Mr. Paul Matri, Manager of Patents and Prosecution for NJIT will conduct the session addressing prior art searching, and patent essentials and will be available to answer questions on the invention disclosure process.  General information concerning patents is available at http://www.uspto.gov/patents/resources/general_info_concerning_patents.pdf .

Each of the eight finalist teams must complete an invention disclosure by April 4, 2014. The first step in submitting a disclosure is to request a login to the NJIT invention disclosure portal at ip@njit.edu.  Information is entered on the disclosure form and the five-page report is used as documentation.

Each student participant is strongly encouraged to document the origin of ideas and safeguard data in a laboratory notebook or by other means.  A written record is essential to clarify the source of patentable ideas. Individual and Team projects will be judged on the basis of (a) written reports to select finalists and (b) oral presentations by finalists to determine award winners. See  (Judging Criteria) .

Questions on TechQuest should be directed to Dr. Atam Dhawan: Dhawan@njit.edu.