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What is a Confidentiality Agreement?

A Confidentiality Agreement, which is also known as non-disclosure agreement or NDA, is simply a contract between two or more parties where the subject of the agreement is a promise that information conveyed will be maintained in secrecy. These agreements can be mutual agreements, where both parties are obligated to maintain secrecy, or they can be unilateral agreements, where only the…

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Chuck Norris Sues Penguin Group

On December 21, 2007, Chuck Norris sued Penguin Group in the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York over a book they published in November 2007 titled The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About the World’s Greatest Human. Norris is also suing author Ian Spector who runs several websites that promote the book. The basis for the book and the websites are mythical rumors.


Welcome to the newly formed blog.  My name is Gene Quinn and I am a patent attorney, law professor and author.  I founded in 1999, and since that time the site has been a trusted resource for well over 1 million visitors, making one of the most popular websites devoted to intellectual property issues. 
At the end of 2007, was once again given a face lift.  Periodically throughout the years the site has taken on new looks and functionality in order to keep up with the times.  In this latest revision to our site we have elected to use a Wordpress blog platform, which will offer us not only the ability to have static information pages (what has become known for providing) but also will allow