Non-Disclosure Agreements Attorney

Non-Disclosure Agreement Attorney Helping Clients Across The United States Protect Their Trade Secrets

If you need to protect sensitive information, an experienced non-disclosure agreement attorney can safeguard your interests. Navigating NDAs can be complex. Let our experts at Thompson Patent Law help you secure your trade secrets and confidential information for peace of mind.

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Non-Disclosure Agreement Attorney Helping Clients Across The United States Protect Their Trade Secrets

Virtually every business has aspects that it would like to keep from its competitors. Whether it is a special manufacturing process, a certain technology, or a client list, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) can keep others from sharing these sensitive items with your competitors. A NDA is a legally enforceable contract in which the party who received your confidential information agrees not to disclose sensitive business information or trade secrets that are learned from you.

If any party who has signed a NDA wrongfully discloses protected information, you will have legal recourse. Non-disclosure agreements need to be carefully drafted to ensure their enforceability. An experienced non-disclosure agreements attorney from Thompson Patent Law can help you draft NDAs that will help you to keep your confidential business practices confidential. Call our office today at (512) 649-1046 before your trade secrets get out.

What Kinds Of Information Can Be Protected By A Non-Disclosure Agreement?

A trade secret is generally defined as any aspect of your business that is not generally known and that gives you a competitive marketplace advantage. A NDA will define the categories or types of information that are prohibited from being shared. Without this definition, a court may find the NDA to be overly broad.

Therefore, a list of confidential information, which might include such things as financial information, manufacturing practices, client lists, and proprietary formulas, for example, will give the specific boundaries that make your NDA more enforceable in a court of law. You may not include generally available information or information that you have already shared outside the boundaries of the NDA.

What Should Be Included In A NDA?

In addition to the definition of categories and types of confidential information that the NDA will cover, non-disclosure agreements also typically contain a list of information that is not covered by the agreement.

For example, a NDA may spell out that a proprietary formula may not be disclosed, but that the terms and conditions of employment including salary, may be disclosed. Also included in most NDAs is a clear statement of how the information covered in it may and may not be used. Often there is a time limit stated for the NDA to remain in effect. Finally, a NDA will often state what state’s laws will be used to enforce the NDA, and will often specify details like who has the obligation to pay legal fees if there is a dispute.

What Happens If A NDA Is Breached?

If a party with whom you have a signed non-disclosure agreement discloses prohibited information in a way that breaches the contract, you have the legal right to sue them in court. The exception to this would be if the NDA itself requires arbitration in place of litigation in case of a dispute. Generally, the owner of the disputed information can sue the party who violated the NDA for monetary damages and can ask the court to stop the violator from continuing to disclose protected information. When a NDA is violated, common claims against the violator include breach of contract, trade secret theft, copyright or patent infringement, or unfair competition.

The key attribute that you need in a non-disclosure agreement is its enforceability. A NDA that is not enforceable does you no good whatsoever. Therefore, seeking the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable non-disclosure agreements lawyer is important to maximize your chances to enforce your NDA. Our non-disclosure agreements attorneys have years of experience in crafting airtight non-disclosure agreements and have broad experience in NDA enforcement litigation. Call Thompson Patent Law today at (512) 649-1046 to protect your confidential business information.

Why Hire A Non-Disclosure Agreement Lawyer?

There are several ways in which a NDA can be found to be unenforceable. If the terms are too vague or broad, the information is already public knowledge, the information has been shared with a third party prior to the NDA signing, or the requirements of the NDA are unlawful, the non-disclosure agreement is worthless.

Both state and federal laws govern NDAs, and they can be challenging to craft in a way that makes them enforceable. An experienced NDA attorney from Thompson Patent Law can help to ensure that you are not wasting your time and money on a NDA that will not hold up in court. Contact us today for the professional and accomplished legal counsel you need to keep confidential information from your competitors.

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