Are you founder of tech company? Is your product still under development? Is time short, money even shorter? Will you soon be showing your innovative solution to customers?
In this situation, your customer may accept to sign a so-called NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). You’ll find a template agreement on this site. However, it will almost always be better to ask an attorney to assist with drafting such an agreement.
Generally, this may also be the time to think about patents! A few months ago, in a first article, patent attorney Larry Goldstein discussed a US provisional patent application (“PPA”). He explained what it is, and how it differs from an ordinary patent application, which is known as the “non-provisional patent application” (“NPA”). In a new article, Larry takes a closer look at why it makes sense to consider filing a PPA rather than an NPA. Read Larry’s contribution here!