A confidentiality agreement (CDA) is a legal
agreement between at least two parties which outlines information the
parties wish to share with one another for certain evaluation purposes,
but wish to restrict from wider use and dissemination. The parties agree
not to disclose the non-public information covered by the agreement.
CDAs are commonly executed when two parties are considering pursing
a relationship together and need to understand the other’s processes,
methods, or technology solely for the purpose of evaluating the potential
for a future relationship. CDAs are also valuable to protect the ability
to patent an invention, something that can be compromised if a disclosure
of the invention becomes public knowledge. These agreements can also
be referred to as nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) or secrecy agreements.
Please send us copies of the agreement, preferably electronically, and
the requested CDA/NDA Submission
Form, which may be faxed. You will be contacted when the agreement
is available to pick up.