Protecting Intellectual Property- Cal Tech
California Institute of Technology
Caltech files a provisional patent application for every single invention disclosure that goes through their TTO. Over the first year following the filing of the provisional patent application, the TTO evaluates the technical and business merits of the invention to determine whether it is worth filing a regular patent application on the invention.
Dr. Ed Clancy commented
Cal Tech benefits from this approach. They have some very creative faculty and students.