Confidentiality / Non-Disclosure Agreements
A good well-constructed and clear Confidentiality or Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is almost as important to an inventor as his/her invention and any subsequent patent application.
We can prepare a basic Confidentiality Agreement for you at minimal cost. For a more complex agreement please contact us to discuss your requirements.
After devising an invention, a Confidentiality Agreement is often the crucial next step because it will allow the secrecy of the invention to be maintained while important technical and financial considerations are investigated. The Confidentiality Agreement secures for the inventor the ability to disclose the invention, in confidence (privately not publicly), to necessary parties, before filing a patent application. This means that the novelty of the invention remains uncompromised.
A Confidentiality Agreement is simply an agreement between an inventor and one or more parties. Here the inventor discloses confidential information to the other party or parties to the agreement, who in turn are obliged not to make that information available to any unauthorized third party or to use that information for commercial gain without the consent of the inventor.
Not all Confidentiality Agreements are the same. Many are complex legal documents depending on the complexity of the information that is being disclosed, the purpose for the disclosure and the advice being sought.