Confidentiality Agreements


Summary

This practice note provides an overview of confidentiality agreements, also known as nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) or secrecy agreements. Topics discussed include how to define confidential information, mutual versus unilateral obligations, and other aspects of confidentiality agreements such as IP ownership and non-solicitation clauses, consideration, the duty to protect confidential information, permitted disclosures, assignability, term, and boilerplate and liquidated damages clauses.