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Non Disclosure Agreements

Law Enforcement Uses StingRays To Spy On Americans And Lies About It

Kris Hermes | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In this relatively uncharted tech landscape, the state can easily and indiscriminately spy on us, invade our privacy, and push the limits of democracy with little regard for the consequences of such widespread abuse.

Social Media Connections Might Be Trade Secrets

Brad Reid | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

A trade secret is nonpublic information that may provide a business an economic advantage over competitors. The categories of information constituting a trade secret may now include social media connections and followers.

Is Your Business' Confidential Information Legally Protected?

Brad Reid | Posted 09.15.2014 | Small Business
Brad Reid

While copyrights, patents, and trade secrets are broadly legally protected from third-party appropriation and use, confidential information may not be legally protected in the absence of an agreement between the parties in question. Entrepreneurs, inventors, and small businesses must not overlook this important issue.

NDAs Are Stupid (Mostly)

Matt Douglas | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Matt Douglas

A few weeks ago, I asked our System Operation Manager to get a quote from a new service provider. To get a quote, we would need to provide some basic ...

Non-Disclosure Agreements May Not Protect Intellectual Property

Brad Reid | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

This case contains several lessons. First, there must be confidential information or trade secrets in order to have a meaningful confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement.

Trade Secrets May Be Lost

Brad Reid | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

One cannot be too careful or continually vigilant that everyday conduct does not negate the initial precautions. This would be like purchasing a safe but failing to lock the door. Companies have discontinued factory tours due to trade secret disclosure concerns.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly About Secret Settlement Agreements

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

No matter how these claims play out on the political stage, the practice of hiding wrongdoing through the avenue of non-disclosure settlements agreements is worthy of further consideration.