IEdison and Edison Report Lite (ERL) will be offline for the fall software
on Thursday, January 21, at 9 p.m. ET.
The system is scheduled to be available again by 7 a.m.,
Friday, January 22,
Highlights of iEdison’s January Software Release
Check out the release
notes for more information on features and fixes.
iEdison Screens Modified for new Account Management System
The new Account Management System (AMS) facilitates user and system account
based on assigned user roles. AMS leverages a new User Interface (UI) that
is cleaner, more
intuitive, and easier to read. Users with the following roles can search,
create, or modify
an iEdison user account:
Extramural Technology Transfer Official Administrator (Extramural TTO
Invention Disclosure Official (IDO) Administrator
NIH Accounts Administrator
Program Official/Grants Management Specialist/Contract Management
NOTE: All accounts will now utilize the new
AMS system to
reset their passwords.
Message 200/5210 Non-Provisional Patent Record Must be Filed in a
If an Invention Report’s status is Elect Title, but no non-provisional or
issued patent has
been added to the Invention the following messages will display:
Message 200 for external users – An initial non-provisional
must be timely filed. (e.g. 37 CFR 401.14(c)(3)).
Message 5210 for Agency users – Title to this invention has
been elected but an
initial non-provisional application is past due.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Waive Invention Report
If an attempt is made to change a NSF Invention Report’s status
to Not Elect
Title, the system verifies that any Patents derived from the
Invention Report are
in a Waived or Voided status.
If there are any Patents that are NOT in
a Waived or Voided status, the system
following message: This invention record cannot be waived until
If there are Patents in
a Waived or Voided status, the
system verifies that the following notifications do not exist or are
For the Invention: 120/5120, 5125, and 130
For the associated Patents: 220/5220, 221/5221, 240/5240, 5243, 223,
5244, and 234
If these notification exist, the system displays the following error
Extramural Notification: The following notifications must be
cleared before you
may Not Elect Title to this invention: <EXTRAMURAL NOTIFICATION
Also, any messages suppressed by the institution also require
Agency Notification: The following notification messages must
be cleared by the
Agency before you may Not Elect Title to this invention <AGENCY
If none of these notifications exist, then the system verifies that a new
Disclosure for the Invention Report has not been uploaded and previously
If there is an Invention Disclosure document has been uploaded, but it has
accepted, then the following error message is displayed: This invention
record cannot be
waived until the disclosure documents is accepted by the Government.
Patent Number Required when Patent Date is Provided
Previously when a date was entered in one of the following Patent date
corresponding Patent number was not required:
Filing Date of Provisional Patent Application
Filing Date of Non-Provisional Patent
Filing Date of PCT Patent Application
Patent Issue Date
Now the appropriate Patent number is required when a date is entered in any
one of the
Patent date fields.
If a Patent Report currently exists without the appropriate Patent numbers,
displays the following warning messages when the
Patent Report is
No Provisional Application Number is provided.
Non-Provisional Date is provided, but no Non-Provisional Application
PCT Date is provided, but no PCT Application Number is
Issue Date is provided, but no Issue Application Number is
For new created Patent Reports, or newly entered dates, the system
following error messages when the Patent Report
If the Provisional Patent Application date is provided the
Application Number is required.
If the Non-Provisional Patent Application date is provided the
Patent Application Number is required.
If the PCT Patent Application date is provided the PCT Patent
Application Number is
If the Issued Patent Application date is provided the Issued Patent
Number is required.
to submit help tickets online will not be available during the downtime
However, customers can always email the eRA Service Desk at that
time; email@example.com (for