Inventors, business people, programmers and other professionals often possess confidential information that gives them an advantage in their field. The sad reality, however, is that a secret can be leaked, obliterating any benefit it provided. Protect yourself and your business. Armed with Nondisclosure Agreements, you have the step-by-step instructions and legal forms you need to safeguard your trade secrets, even if they reach the wrong hands. Written by attorneys who specialize in intellectual property, this book guides you through the development of a nondisclosure agreement, explaining the "fine print" so that you can keep your information confidential. Nondisclosure agreements can be tailored for every type of situation, including: * employers maintaining employee secrecy * inventors keeping their gadgets under wraps * businesses licensing their secret technology * programmers beta-testing their software * marketers protecting customer lists * and many more The book provides a thorough, easy-to-follow analysis of trade secret law and nondisclosure agreements, including an explanation of how trade secrets are created and who owns them. Includes over 15 forms as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.