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    Should i consider NDA or patenting?


    I have an idea that has a future chance of making some profit, but not for at most a year.

    I'm a developer myself, but I found a partner to help me out as well. he doesn't live in the states, though I do.

    I'm considering expanding the number of people who work with me on this project.

    should I consider having them sign an NDA?
    and once this project is complete, how bout a patent?
    or would licensing the software simply be enough?
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    A Non disclosure agreement certainly would be a good idea especially if you think the idea is really unique. To secure a patent you might want to consider a patent attorney. It's hard to do that yourself, it isn't as simple as filling out a form and mailing it off.
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    when the idea build into something more real NDA is required, once all the idea has business added value, patent your product first, just in case it become most wanted product in the market place
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    also keep in mind that NDA's are hard to enforce in other countries, specially places like china, india, etc.

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