I want to submit a research paper to an Elsevier Journal. There is also an invention disclosure associated with this work. I have got the approval of the Technology Transfer Office to submit the paper. Do I need to report anything in the Conflict of Interest statement?

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    Why are you asking here rather than at Elsevier? Feb 17, 2019 at 17:00
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    No response from them.
    – yaska
    Feb 17, 2019 at 17:02
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    And why do you expect we would know better? Feb 17, 2019 at 17:05
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    Because this should be a common enough situation that many would have already been through.
    – yaska
    Feb 17, 2019 at 17:08
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    Just do a search of the other papers in the journal for "patent" and copy what they do.
    – user71659
    Feb 18, 2019 at 7:04

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If you intend to license a patent, this might be a conflict of interest. For example, the interest in getting accurate data might conflict with the interest in getting money from a license.

I recommend disclosure if there is any possibility someone might perceive a conflict of interest.

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