Confidentiality letter—know-how
Confidentiality letter—know-how

The following Information Law precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Confidentiality letter—know-how

[insert address of sender]

Our ref: [insert reference]

Your ref: [insert reference]

[Insert address of recipient]

Date: [insert date]

Dear [insert organisation name],

    1. 1

      We refer to recent discussions in relation to the evaluation and review by you of our [patent application, (attached as Schedule 1 to this letter) and related information AND/OR know-how, (as set out in Schedule 2 to this letter)] (Confidential Information) for the purpose of [insert purpose of discussions] (Purpose). In consideration of us disclosing the Confidential Information to you and your directors, employees and professional advisers (Authorised Persons)[ and the payment by us of the sum of £1, receipt of which you acknowledge,] you (on your behalf and that of your Authorised Persons) agree to the terms set out in this letter.

    1. 2

      You agree that you will, and will procure that your Authorised Persons will:

      1. 2.1

        keep the Confidential Information secret and confidential;

      1. 2.2

        not use any Confidential Information in any way except to the extent reasonably necessary to further the Purpose;

      1. 2.3

        not disclose to (whether directly or indirectly), or discuss the Confidential Information[ or Purpose] with, any person other than those of your Authorised Persons who need to know the Confidential Information for the Purpose, provided that you ensure that they comply with the confidentiality obligations in this letter as if they were parties to it;

      1. 2.4

        not use or benefit from any Confidential Information so as

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