Four Common NDA Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Drafting a strong, airtight non-disclosure agreement is a crucial skill when working with an outside partner. Good NDAs ensure that your innovations, secrets, designs and data will remain confidential, even when shared with someone external to your company.

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An NDA Review Checklist

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are contracts that companies must frequently execute with their own employees and any external professionals whose services they seek. These agreements can prove crucial to protecting sensitive and valuable company information, and particularly intellectual property. Not all NDAs are going to be the same, and it can be tricky striking the balance between being too specific and too broad, as courts may not hold up an overly stringent or overly ambiguous agreement. Even though the nature and scope of NDAs will vary based on the circumstances, here are some key terms that should be included:

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Surviving the NDA Nightmare: Managing Legal & Logistical Problems [Webinar]

Your legal team deals with a wide variety of corporate agreements. The non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is among the most crucial and the riskiest of them all. If you are committing to  non-disclosure,  or asking others to commit to your non-disclosure terms, please join us on February 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDT to learn how you can save time and reduce risk in your NDA process. In this 1-hour webinar, Surviving the NDA Nightmare: Managing Legal & Logistical Problems, led by ContractWorks CEO Will Reynolds, we will review modern techniques that businesses can use to save time, reduce risk, and regain control of their NDA process.

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Potential Blind Spots In Your Non-Disclosure Agreements

The non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, is an important tool for many businesses. A properly organized, signed NDA helps protect the company’s intellectual property, such as inventions, new business ideas, financial and marketing data, and other confidential or proprietary information.

The NDA document itself may be fairly straightforward. The essential elements (parties, definition of confidential information, confidentiality obligations, exceptions, and terms of the agreement) can often be listed in a few pages. Don’t let the relative simplicity of an NDA lead you to overlook these blind spots.

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Employment Contracts Must Attract Talent, Not Eviscerate Innovation

The days of individuals committing the bulk of their working years to just one company are long behind us. Employees and laborers currently in their 40s, and the younger generations following them, are far more likely to jump from one employer to the next over the course of their lifetime. On average, these employees will spend two to four years working at each place, and many of these folks end up working for ten or more different companies or organizations.

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