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Some employers ask interview candidates for a non-disclosure agreement during the job interview process. Should you sign an NDA just to get a chance at a job? In general, yes, you should sign the NDA. If you get hired by the company, you will have a very strong NDA with the company. An employment agreement […]
The Ethical NDA is a great tool for interview candidates. Click here to learn more about the Ethical NDA. As you are interviewing, you want to see how much the candidate can contribute to your company. You want to judge their technical and business strengths – and you want to judge their creativity. The Ethical […]
There is a big step between having a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and Ethical Collaboration. (The Ethical Collaboration Agreement is FREE and available here.) An NDA is used any time someone wants to protect their ideas or technology. For example, I will have an NDA in place with a contract manufacturer, especially when the contract manufacturer […]
IP101 – Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs – is available FREE from our partner organization, IP.Education. The course covers trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets, but from an entrepreneur’s perspective, not the typical attorney’s perspective.
Getting a Good Perspective On The Value Of Trade Secrets For entrepreneurs, it is often very hard to get a solid, balanced perspective on their trade secrets. Part of the problem for the entrepreneur is that they often do not have an experience base to make good judgments about value. It takes a lot of […]
Trade Secrets Can Have A Time Value In many cases, trade secrets have value because of time. If you are planning on launching a product, your trade secrets will eventually get into the open, but they have more value during the planning phase. All products should address a weakness in the market. Your product or […]
Outward-Facing and Inward-Facing Intellectual Property and Protection Intellectual property has several stages or levels that it may go through. At the core of all intellectual property is a trade secret. A trade secret is completely owned and completely controlled by the creator. If creators keeps ideas to themselves, they have complete and total ownership and […]