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Patents vs. Non-Disclosure Agreements – What Gives You More Protection

If you think your idea is protected because you’ve signed non-disclosure agreement (also known as an NDA or confidentiality agreement), then you are sadly mistaken. While an NDA gives you a limited level of protection (which in many cases can easily be bypassed), a patent offers you rock-solid, legally binding, enforceable-by-stiff-penalties PROOF of idea ownership. But I’m getting ahead of myself. In this article you’ll learn the differences between patents and NDA’s, you’ll see: Why NDA’s are only binding if there is a paper trail The only time you can trust the security of an NDA What legal differences exist between patents and NDA’s How to get patent protection for as little as $110 Let’s get started. What is a Patent A patent is a piece of paper. Not very impres