What is an NDA

An “NDA” (Non-disclosure Agreement) is a critical tool for all inventors/product developers to use in the earliest stages of invention and product development.

How to Use an NDA

A signed NDA should be obtained prior to any disclosure about your invention, to keep the invention confidential and prevent theft of the idea.  This is especially important in the earliest stages of development, before a patent is filed.  This form of agreement is also sometimes called a “Confidentiality Agreement.”

Where Can I Find an NDA I Can Use?

Our standard NDA can be downloaded using the link below, along with instructions on how to use the form in most circumstances.  In more complicated situations, call Karich & Associates for assistance in preparing a more detailed and customized agreement. [DOWNLOAD NDA FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS]


Eric Karich -Patent Attorney  800-949-0255 eric@karich.net Eric Karich founded Karich & Associates in 1998 to help inventors and entrepreneurs with protecting their inventions and launching start-up companies to commercialize their products.  Call or email to arrange a free consultation. To receive our free quarterly email newsletter to keep up on recent developments in patent law, send an e-mail to patent@karich.net with “newsletter” in the subject line.