Over the years, some of the most important and lucrative agreements I have worked out between investors and inventors were comprised of single page documents and a handshake between two sincere parties, each of whom really intended to do what they said they were going to do.  Trust.  That is what our whole business is about and has been for 23 years.  You can trust us.  Our confidentiality policy is much the same.  Straight forward!  
We will never disclose your confidential information, ideas or intellectual properties unless you ask us to.  Without your permission we will never give out any of your confidential information to anyone without a court order.
We will never practice your invention or compete with you.

If you have a great idea, you will want to protect it.  If the idea is viable, then you will build a business and again you will want to protect it.
We are not attorneys, however, we always recommend the use of a reputable and competent patent attorney if your product has potential.  We have recommended Tom Lampe for many years and we believe he has always been honest, competent and fair.  That's a rare combination.  Here is how to reach him:
Tom Lampe
Phone: 925-937-1515
Fax: 925-937-1529
If your product is viable and you decide to build a business around it, you will also want the services of business attorneys whom you can trust to set up your sole proprietorship, LLC, or corporation.  You will need them to review documents, contracts etc and to help you collect bad debt.  Once again, honesty, competency and fairness do not always go together.  Here are two we recommend:
David Becker
Phone: 530-676-6464
Fax: 530-676-5805
Mark Serlin
Phone: 916-446-0790
Fax: 916-446-0791

Our Web Privacy Policy
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