Conflict: Patenting versus Publishing
If you publish before filing a patent application, this compromises filing a patent application later.
It is therefore a matter of filing the patent application before publishing the related paper (or other form of disclosure).
Depending on the complexity of the invention, the process of drafting a patent application and filing the application at a patent office can take weeks.
If you would like to discuss this topic further please contact a member of UCD's Technology Transfer team.