Saturday, July 14, 2012

Smartphone app for verbal confidential agreements

A professor recently cautioned a graduate-student class not to share research ideas too liberally as sometimes professors steal the ideas of students. It is helpful to get input on ideas, however, so using a mechanism such as an NDA would seem appropriate in preventing this. I would imagine that most of the most vulnerable type of interaction is face-to-face meetings. In this case what would be nice is to audio-record a quick declaration of confidentiality and then the subsequent conversation. If an IP lawyer made a short script that could be read and recorded then a smart-phone could be created that would play the "this a confidential conversation" audio and then start recording. Any takers?

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