There are several types of disclosures and in simple you can disclose your project verbally to others, in writing to others, hand language or any other form communicating in a way of an understanding between two or more parties. There has to be a "meeting of the minds", this is when two or more people understand and meet together with a firm type of specific agreement and understanding of specifics to make that happen for the project and new and usefull invention to come.
Any disclosure you make of your project or new and usefull invention, should be limited to disclosure to anyone else from disclosing the information you are planning to give them, for whatever reason you may have. This can be accomplished by having them sign a Nondisclosure Agreement, and explain it in a way that it will assist you in the tracking of the development of the project, and that the person or firm you are presenting the information to regarding your project or new invention, could potentially become an important backup for you when someone else is attempting to claim right to one or more of your product claims, that the patent will be written upon for your new and usefull invention. The following Nondisclosure agreement works very well and was originally drafted by patent attorney Michael A. Glen with the firm Townsend and Townsend in San Fransisco, California. The Nondisclosure draft contains underlined text which is intended to be modified to accomodate anyone you may want to disclose your project or new invention to. The following text example is written on the new and usefull invention Electrociser as I would be disclosing it to you the reader for the purpose of technical feedback.
NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT EXAMPLE - Note : Underlined areas are intended changeable.
I am disclosing to (1) the intranet reader certain confidential information relating to a (2) project called Manmotor and an (3) apparatus constant motion range of motion exerciser the Electrociser for the limited purpose of (4) promotion of the art Manmotor and technical feedback purposes .
It is agreed that this confidential information shall be received and held by (5) the intranet reader in confidence and shall only be used as set frorth above for a period of five years after receipt of such information and shall be protected, as a minimum, in the manner in which (6) the intranet reader protects their own confidential information. As a minimum protection, (7) the intranet reader shall limit disclosure of this information to it's employees having a need to know this information and shall not disclose the information to or use the information for the benefit of any third party, individual, corporation, or other entity without the prior written concent of (8) Dale G. Basgall. This obligation of nondisclosure shall not apply to information which is ;
a) published or otherwise made available to the public other than by breach of this agreement by the party receiving the information ;
b) rightfully received by the receiving party from a third party without confidential limitation ;
c) known to the party receiving the information prior to the first receipt of same from the disclosing party ; or
d) hereinafter disclosed by the disclosing party to a third party without restriction on disclosure.
AGREED : signed name, printed name, title of signator and date, three people need to sign and date. The inventor or the disclosing party, the party(s) disclosed to or the recipient of confidential disclosure, and a third party validation.
NOTE : When changes are made from one disclosure to another and there may be multiple forms needed at one time, it is suggested that the disclosure only contains the format of text and the underlined areas are left blank. Before you disclose your invention or project to anyone else just fill in the blank areas by handwriting, this allows you to carry multiple forms in your invention packet and fill them out in real time on the go.
The password protected pages are the confidential information the provisional patent application for our new and usefull invention the Electrociser will be written upon, and by requesting the password you accept the facts as disclosed as exemplary only however factual based. This is however a real invention born in real time and there is a real U.S. patent being written upon the claims of this new and usefull invention, the Electrociser.
To apply for the password and view the invention process as it takes place in real time, just send your first and last name to me via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org