Non-disclosure Agreement Before Discussing Invention

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Mar 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Before discussing an invention to anyone, what documents should an individual have?

I have an idea about an invention that I would like to inform people about in order to receive help or advice.

Answer: Probably a non-disclosure agreement will suffice, but you can consider filing a provisional patent application as well. This could better ensure you are the first inventor to file.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.

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