The benefits of a confidentiality agreement
when used properly and intelligently are also explained.
Many managers have little understanding of the nuances
of confidentiality agreements. Indeed many have been
encountering and reading them for years, often without
an appreciation of their full significance.
An injudicious move with a confidentiality agreement
could leave a company's valuable intellectual property
unprotected and open for disclosure and use.
In many cases, a company's single most valuable asset
will be its intellectual property.
To protect confidential and proprietary information,
preventative measures and safeguards are the best tools
available. Once the information is already "out
there" and available to others, it is too late.
The differences between fair confidentiality agreements
and those that are unduly onerous are examined. This
will help the manager to understand what factors account
for these differences and how to spot them.
Also covered are the limits that confidentiality agreements
have and why they are not the total protection that
some might think.
The book then explains the essential elements necessary
to have a complete confidentiality agreement.
Along the way, you will learn how unscrupulous players
may seek to gain an unfair advantage, at your expense,
through the use of confidentiality agreements and how
to avoid "getting caught".
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