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Can You Keep a Secret?

The top 5 terms you need to know to negotiate an NDA

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The five key terms to consider when negotiating an NDA

1. What is the business purpose of signing the NDA?

2. Is the NDA unilateral or bi-lateral?

3. How is confidential information designated as such?

Don’t expect your business partners to be mind-readers

4. Are all four standard exclusions articulated?

5. Is there a time limit on confidentiality?

“Do you expect me to talk?” — “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to honor your NDA”

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Scott Lenet

Founder of Touchdown Ventures & DFJ Frontier, USC & UCLA adjunct professor, father of twins, Philly sports Phan, Forbes & TechCrunch contributor