Confidential Disclosure Agreements

Until your technology is patented in its final form, speaking with a collaborator outside of the UM family could be extremely risky. In the worst case, you could lose a substantial portion of your intellectual property.

In order to reduce this risk, you will need a Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA), also known as a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). We are responsible for the execution of these agreements on your behalf.

A CDA is a contract between a party who is disclosing confidential information and another party who is receiving that information. The CDA specifies that the receiving party may use the information, but will also protect it from public disclosure.

Make a CDA Request 

Please email us at with the following information:

1. Contact information of provider and recipient including name and email
2. Subject of the confidential information to be discussed / related technology
3. Point of contact for the agreement