Non-Disclosure Agreements

Facilitate initial interactions between Los Alamos National Laboratory and a potential industrial partner on specific technical areas


  • NDA Team
  • Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
  • (505) 665-9090
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A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) protects the disclosure of proprietary information provided by one party to another party. This agreement is used to cover proprietary discussions between Los Alamos and a potential industrial partner on specific technical details.

NDAs are a type of agreement to exchange technology information and sensitive business information. During initial discussions between Los Alamos and our partners, an NDA isn’t necessary. Only when the relationship develops and enabling technology discussions begin, where patent protection hasn’t occurred yet, is an NDA required. Other issues that need to be taken into consideration are:

  • No work may be performed under an NDA.
  • No intellectual property may be generated under an NDA.