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Strategic insights and updates on US patent prosecution and global patent portfolio development, for proactive patent professionals and savvy technology executives.

The "Standard NDA" - Myth or Reality?

June 18, 2016

For a company of any size, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) provide one of the most important and basic tools for protecting corporate information and intellectual property rights, particularly patents and trade secrets. So, for technology...

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Strategic Considerations in Drafting and Negotiating NDAs

April 18, 2016

If you've worked with non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) much, you know that there’s not a silver bullet “standard” NDA that will work for every situation. Instead, NDAs are often fine-tuned for a company’s specific needs and negotiated for...

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Why Bother with an NDA?

January 09, 2016

Last year I wrote a couple of articles (see here and here) about the basic mechanics of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and some strategic considerations in drafting them. But that all flows from the assumption that an NDA is useful in the first...

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