Contractual agreements may also be used as an instrument of protection. One type of commonly used contractual agreement is a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) between two or more parties. An NDA outlines the confidential subject matter and the information the parties wish to share with each other, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. An NDA creates a contractual obligation not to disclose information covered by the agreement and may be utilized in cases where a company seeks to discuss private details of their operation with another party, while restricting that party from repeating the information to a third party. Additional contractual arrangements include work-for-hire agreements and material transfer agreements.

Our practitioners also advise our clients on an array of IP and technology licensing matters. These matters include patent licensing, trademark licensing, copyright licensing, and trade secret and technology agreements.