In the university technology transfer sector today, as in many other business sectors whose focus is technology exploitation, it is difficult to avoid coming across confidentiality agreements, also known as non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or confidential disclosure agreements (CDAs). From the point of view of consistency, for the purposes of this Practical Guide we will refer to them as CDAs.
The purpose of this Practical Guide is three fold:
- to provide an introduction to CDAs and their terms, including discussion of legal, practical and negotiating issues;
- to provide some suggested templates together with guidelines concerning their completion; and
- to consider and discuss some underlying issues which are problematic or of particular concernfor universities.
To read more, download the attached document - this is a member-only resource: last updated 2014