Re: Idea protection.
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on February 12, 2001 at 04:47:20:
In Reply to: Idea protection. posted by Jun on February 10, 2001 at 21:41:05:
: If I understand correctly what I've been reading from previous postings, an idea cannot be copyrighted, only the result of it. Therefore, the only way to protect an idea would be to disclose it only under a confidentality agreement. Is it the same thing as a non-disclosure agreement ? Can suc a document be signed between individuals as opposed to companies ?
You seem to have the drift of it. And with that drift you may be able to pull off what you want. Just because you can articulate the thoughts clearly does get you by the tiger traps that can be out there.
Whether you like it or not, lawyers get paid for better being able to know what to do. An IP lawyer that you can trust may save time, worry and money down the line.
If the lawyer comes cheap, how much time can be spent on your matter? If the lawyer is expensive, how do you know the lawyer is working for your or the fee.
Finding the lawyer you can trust is the task. It's like finding a Doctor. When you don't find the right doctor the results can be fatal, when you don't find the right lawyer the results can be fiscal.
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