Posts Tagged: confidentiality agreements


Invention to Patent 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

This page and website contain contain detailed information to help inventors on the road from invention to patent... Below are a sampling of inventor help links to …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 0

Revisiting the Standard NDA After ZeniMax v. Oculus

ZeniMax offers useful insights for enterprises seeking to maximize the benefits of NDAs while minimizing the time and effort needed to negotiate them... Most technology enterprises are …
By Carlo Cotrone
9 months ago 0

How to Protect Intellectual Property in the Interviewing Process

During the recruiting process and job interviews, open dialogues and an exchange of ideas take place between the job applicant and the company. However, when intellectual property …
By Andrew Armstrong
1 year ago 1

Protecting a Trade Secret: Taking Precautions to Preserve Secrecy

Trade secrets are easy to protect, at least in theory, because all the law requires is that the owner of the trade secret take reasonable precautions to …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 8

What is a Trade Secret?

A trade secret is defined as any valuable business information that is not generally known and is subject to reasonable efforts to preserve confidentiality. Generally speaking, a …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 3

A Provocative Idea That Turns Out to be Wrong

A very troublesome flaw in Talent Wants to be Free is that the author frequently conflates non-compete agreements with two other very common forms of employee restraints: …
By James Pooley
2 years ago 4

Moving from Idea to Patent – When Do You Have an Invention?

In order to protect an idea it must mature into an invention first. This means that you need to be able to explain to others how to …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Protecting Ideas: Can Ideas Be Protected or Patented?

Unfortunately, despite what you may have heard from late night television, satellite radio commercials or snake oil salesmen, there is no effective way to protect an idea… …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 18

12 Year-End Considerations for Non-Disclosure Agreements

As the year quickly comes to a close, I recently engaged in some file cleanup. During this cleanup, it struck me that the most common type of …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 5

Justified Paranoia: Confidentiality Before and After Patent Filings

Just because getting a confidentiality agreement is difficult doesn't mean that you shouldn't try. There are those out there that are used to signing confidentiality agreements, such …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Moving Forward Responsibly with Your Invention Idea

Once you have done as much as you possibly can on your own you might want to consider hiring an engineering firm to provide additional information and …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Paranoia Power: Confidentiality Before and After Patent Filings

Inventions can be patented, but if you start telling others about your invention they could make and use your invention, which has immediate negative consequences for the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

Trade Secrets: A Valuable and Often Overlooked Asset

Trade secrets are a very important part of any intellectual property portfolio. It is not at all an overstatement to say that virtually every business has trade …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Protecting Ideas: Can Ideas Be Protected or Patented?

For goodness sake stop thinking that you will get rich by selling your idea to industry and sit back and collect royalty checks for doing nothing. If …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 65

Companies Don’t Accept Confidential Submission of Ideas or Inventions

As you review the statements below, all of which were publicly available on the Internet when I found them, I think what you will find is that …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0