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Overview of the Non-Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) (also referred to as a confidential disclosure agreement or CDA) is an agreement that is put in place when parties wish to have a discussion involving confidential information.  NDAs are frequently put in place when two parties are considering pursuing a relationship together and need to understand the other's confidential processes, methods, or technology for the purpose of evaluating the potential for a collaboration, licensing, research, sponsorship, or other business relationship.  NDAs are an important tool that can address

  • Publication rights
  • Ownership of information
  • Intellectual property issues

NDAs are also critical to protect the ability to patent an invention. 

For more information, please contact the IPP Office:

N5002 Frank Melville JR. Library

Stony Brook, NY 11794

Phone: 631-632-9009