All iEdison Reporting starts with the reporting of a subject invention. Any resulting patents or required utilization reports are entered underneath an iEdison Invention Report.
A subject invention is defined as "any invention of the contractor conceived or first actually reduced to practice in the performance of work under a funding agreement: Provided, That in the case of a variety of plant, the date of determination (as defined in section 41(d)  of the Plant Variety Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 2401(d))) must also occur during the period of contract performance. (35 USC § 201(e)).
A subject invention must be disclosed to the funding agency "within two months after the inventor discloses it in writing to contractor personnel responsible for patent matters." (37 CFR 401.14(c)(1)).
The chapters in this section will explain how to report a subject invention and complete certain actions within the iEdison Invention Report.