Alameda, CA asked in Business Law for California

Q: How to draft a non compete, non disclosure agreement for software concepts under development

I have some software concepts, and designs, which I am in the process of patenting/copyrighting. Need an agreement so I can share these ideas with others. How do I draft a non compete, non disclosure agreement. I am in California, and would need to discuss the concept with many individual spread across including remote/website resources

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Sagar Parikh
Sagar Parikh
Answered
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should have a business attorney handle this for you. A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan
Answered
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your question indicates that you may not be familiar with the intricacies of what you want to achieve. I have seen many agreements that have been cobbled together by inventors themselves. If the agreements protect the inventor's interest, it is only by accident. Non-competition in California is a whole separate topic. Patenting software is also another topic. With all due respect, you can see an attorney or just roll the dice.

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