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SuperNDA FAQs

How long does it take?

You can download and print your SuperNDA immediately upon payment. We'll send you the Patent Pending Number within one business day (Mon‐Fri).

How to create a NDA

NDA

  1. Select NDA terms
  2. Download the NDA

SuperNDA

  1. Login and select SuperNDA terms
  2. Select "additional provisions" ‐ restraint, intellectual property assignment, delivery of source code and developed material
  3. We send you a NDA signed by us and forms for signature
  4. Sign forms
  5. Upload a document describing your idea
  6. Pay US$99 by credit card
  7. Download the SuperNDA
  8. We file your document and obtain a "Patent Pending" number
Example of completed form ⇨

Notes:

How many SuperNDAs can I get?

Once you've ordered a SuperNDA for your idea, you can generate as many additional SuperNDAs for the same idea for free. When generating an additional SuperNDA, you can change: the recipient's details; and the purpose for which the recipient may use the information.

Can I trust Iptica with my confidential information?

Before you disclose your idea to us, we send you a signed confidentiality undertaking covering your disclosure. Our confidentiality protocol has been vetted by a Patent Law Firm, and the Patent Pending Number is obtained by a registered patent attorney. Our business is protecting ideas and managing intellectual property. We will safeguard yours.

Will the Patent Pending document be published?

No. This document is lodged with, and kept secret by an official Patent Office in a country that is a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. We delete your Patent Pending document and all confidential information upon receipt of the Patent Pending Number.

How do I patent my idea?

You have 12 months from creating the SuperNDA to file a complete patent. This complete patent will "take the date" of your SuperNDA date.

What if I need more than 12 months to patent my invention?

After 12 months, your intuition should tell you whether the people you disclosed the idea to under the SuperNDA are trustworthy. Either:

Second layer of protection:

A NDA (non‐disclosure agreement / confidentiality undertaking) tries to close the door after the horse has bolted ‐ you can take action against the recipient, but the information is no longer secret. A SuperNDA gives you the option to patent your idea, which option is not affected by any unauthorised disclosure. The SuperNDA bolts the door before the recipient even knows there's a horse inside.

Does my patent attorney need to sign a NDA?

No, patent attorneys are obliged by law to maintain your information confidential. Their business is to protect your invention.

What if the recipient refuses to sign my NDA?

Then, don't disclose your idea. A few multinational companies will not sign NDAs ‐ they require you to file a patent and thereafter to disclose your idea outside of NDAs.

You should never disclose your idea to a company that refuses to sign a NDA / confidentiality undertaking, but you may disclose your idea to a company that refuses to sign your SuperNDA (as you can always fall back on your Patent Pending Number).

Do I need an original signed copy of the NDA?

No, a scanned copy of the signed NDA is fine. Also, none of the pages need to be initialled ‐ a strange "custom" in some countries.

Who needs to sign the NDA?

Only persons accepting obligations need to sign agreements. As such, unilateral NDAs (i.e. confidentiality undertakings wherein only one party accepts obligations of confidentiality / return of material) merely provide for signature by the recipient.

What's the difference between:

None. They're the same.

What if I need a reciprocal / bilateral Confidentiality Agreement?

The IPTICA NDA / SuperNDA is a unilateral confidentiality undertaking. In other words, obligations of confidentiality are accepted by one party (i.e. the "recipient") only. If a reciprocal / bilateral confidentiality agreement is required, we suggest preparing two unilaterial NDAs with alternating discloser and recipient. It is better to conclude two unilateral NDAs than a single reciprocal / bilateral confidentiality agreement, as the "type of information" disclosed by each party can be tailored / specified more precisely. ‐ it is seldom that both parties to a reciprocal confidentiality undertaking intend to disclose the same type of information to each other.

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