Often we come across multiple blogs and other related content (videos, images, presentations, documents, eBooks etc.) written by experts and it can get troublesome at times to read and grasp multiple such blogs at one go.This article is aimed at compiling five (5) interesting blog posts pertaining to law and technology, covering diverse topics. Hope these blog posts form an interesting and valuable read:
a. 7 Considerations While Drafting a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
It is commonly observed that every business discussion between two parties requires disclosure (or exchange) of confidential information, which mandates the execution of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as the confidentiality agreement.
Parties execute the NDA to protect confidential and proprietary information shared by (and between) each party. In most cases, NDAs act as first step towards subsequent business agreements and contracts, which include additional provisions to cover complexities of business transactions between the parties.
While drafting a confidentiality (non-disclosure) agreement, it is crucial to ensure interests of both the parties is adequately secured by including the required provisions in a well-defined manner and excluding provisions that are not required. Read more here.
b. Your Ultimate Guide To Understanding IPR for Hardware – Patents | Trademarks | Designs | Copyrights
“80% of things that surround us are not made by God, they are made in China”. Considering the dynamically changing landscape of hardware products due to latest developments in technology and introduction of lean manufacturing methods, it has become feasible to launch a hardware business that solves a real world problem.
However, while starting a business involving hardware as core product, adequate considerations must be given to issues related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Read more here.
c. Drafting Website Terms and Conditions – Important Legal Considerations – Free eBook
Website Terms: As businesses and marketplaces transition towards new age mediums such as web and mobile, complexities surrounding them also continue to grow.
Appropriate terms and conditions along with privacy policies are critical to every website and mobile application.
Important considerations while drafting terms and conditions for websites and mobile applications are discussed in this eBook. Read more here.
d. Where Patent Analytics Are Headed – Harnessing Power of Patent Analytics for Patent Strategy
Patent analytics can be used as a crucial tool to prepare innovation landscape for any particular technology, following which the retrieved data can be used for multiple purposes, such as, for example:
(i) To determine scale and intensity of patenting activity across a particular technology sector.
(ii) To assess level of collaborations between Industry, Academia and Government by specifically focusing on patents filed jointly as a result of research collaboration between public and private sector, along with universities.
(iii) To evaluate quality of patenting activity.
(iv) To identify target markets by determining white gaps between existing patents (including both granted patents and pending patent applications).
Read more here.
e. Filing International Trademark Application Under Madrid Protocol
Madrid System, including Madrid Agreement and Protocol relating to Madrid Agreement, is an international treaty to facilitate international registration of trademarks and management of trademark applications.
Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol – Governing Treaties
The treaties provide an easy and cost effective way of filing international trademarks. Once the trademarks are registered by respective designated offices, the Madrid protocol further provides simple procedures to manage international registrations. Read more here.
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