Cambridge Technology Law counsels and trains on how to handle confidential information, how and when to share trade secrets, and how to set up appropriate confidentiality arrangements in your company and in your collaborations without jeopardizing your IP assets.
Confidential information can provide you with a competitive edge. However, when information and ideas are shared, the confidential information is put at risk and valuable property rights could be lost. Therefore, decisions about confidential information must be made.
- Should information be shared, or should it be kept private? If shared, how and when should it be shared? How much detail should be shared and how should it be disclosed?
- Should you sign an Agreement to protect your information? What terms are reasonable?
- Once the confidential information is disclosed, how do you protect your information at another company? What do you to do when you are responsible for another company’s information?
Confidential information has to be exchanged by co-workers in order to achieve research/development/sales/support objectives. Decisions about confidential information and ideas must be made about secrecy in the workplace.
- How much secrecy is enough? How much is too much?
- When employees change jobs, what information can they take into their new position? What information must they keep secret and for how long?
We can help you to harness trade secrets law to protect your businesses.
- We develop practical steps to help you to facilitate collaborations, while preventing loss of property rights.
- We create and negotiate targeted Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) that will allow you to disclose and receive necessary information.
- We help you develop confidentiality provisions for your employee agreements.
- We establish confidential information protection programs that contain workable policies and procedures; standardized NDAs and confidentiality clauses, and document management steps that protect your information at another company and protect you when you are responsible for another company’s information.