I received a NDA-Agreement by an American firm that included the following section:
(bold parts are the focus)
[...] Confidential Information includes:
(a)[...] design, formula, device, pattern, concept, art, method, process, machine, manufacturing method, composition of matter, computer program, software, firmware, source code, object code, algorithm, subroutine, object module, schematic, model, diagram [...]
So I will basically be doing some programming for this firm and since English is not my first language and I am not familiar with American contractual law, my question is the following:
Is this paragraph worded to broadly? I mean I can not gaurantee that I won't use parts of the code in other projects / for other customers. It will not be like: "Here I give you the code that I also used for company ABC" but of course my programming career would be over if later I will not be able to use any parts of the codes for other projects.
I hope I was able to explain to situation well.
PS: Was not able to select the correct country in the drop-down, since it is not listed, apologies!
1 Answer from Attorneys
The clause is very broad and include everything. you have to be very careful before signing anything.
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