From Library Journal
Attorneys Stim (License Your Invention) and Fishman (Working for Yourself) target small-business managers with this comprehensive explanation of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs). The book covers the use of the agreements to prevent theft of business secrets by employees and competitors, beginning with a discussion of what trade secrets are and which kind can be protected by NDAs and followed by a review of the essential elements of a basic nondisclosure form. There is a chapter on agreements for specific situations in which secrets might be divulged, such as software beta tests, employment interviews, business visits, and sharing customer lists. Readers will learn what the options are if an agreement is violated and how to find and work with an attorney to enforce an NDA. The book includes a glossary, a list of state signatories to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and plenty of sample forms for NDAs printed in the text and on an accompanying CD-ROM. Highly recommended for business collections. Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach, Rochester, NY
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Richard Stim is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he studied intellectual property law. An editor at Nolo and an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University, Stim is also the author of Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business, License Your Invention and Getting Permission, as well as co-author of Nolos Patents for Beginners and Nondisclosure Agreements (all published by Nolo). He is also author of Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights (West).
Stephen Fishman received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After stints in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983. He has helped write and edit over a dozen reference books for attorneys. Fishman is the author of The Copyright Handbook, The Public Domain, Copyright Your Software, Web & Software Development: A Legal Guide, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements, Working for Yourself and Hiring Independent Contractors, as well as co-author of Nondisclosure Agreements: Protect Your Trade Secrets & More, all published by Nolo.