OPSEC Week series: Nondisclosure agreements — what you need to know
In the competitive, fast-paced world of professional sports, knowing the opposing team’s game plan can make all the difference between victory and defeat. Like knowing when the other team will rush on third down in football, proprietary information and trade secrets are the small bits of information that are highly prized in the competitive world of high technology.
If an effort is under a nondisclosure agreement, sharing what may seem as the most innocuous information about it with a third party could provide a competitor the edge they seek and lead to serious legal consequences for you and the laboratory.
News travels fast and valuable information even faster. Before you share anything in writing, email or through a conversation, check with your management and with the Legal Department to know what needs to be protected.
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