We work with a lot of designers who are understandably anxious that their designs should not fall into the hands of their competitors. At Coda Plastics Ltd, all relevant parties sign a confidentiality and mutual non-disclosure agreement that ensures that the secrets of your plastic product and its packaging stay secret. By teaming up with us, you won’t end up losing out or having to fight expensive legal battles like the following historical examples.
Everybody knows who invented the telephone, right? Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call on March 10th 1876. He had applied for a patent the previous month, a few hours after Elisha Gray had submitted a very similar looking design to the patent office. There have long been suggestions that Bell bribed a patent officer to get hold of Gray’s designs, but nothing has ever been substantiated. Gray went on to invent the teleautograph - a device for transmitting handwritten notes over distances.
Gordon Gould invented Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. His LASER beams had a range of scientific and spectroscopic uses and were quickly put to use in valuable inventions. However, Gould hadn’t secured the rights to his invention and his colleagues filed the patent. It took Gould 30 years and multiple court appearances to prove that the invention was his.
Mandy Haberman was the inventor who made a significant contribution to parent welfare with her invention of the Anyway Up Cup - a toddler cup that keeps its contents even when hurled from a highchair by an irate two-year-old. Haberman began manufacturing and selling the product herself after being rejected by baby-industry experts. When an identical cup appeared on the market, it turned out that one of the experts that had rejected her design had also illegally sold the idea to brand leader Tommee Tippee.
These sorts of legal hassles can be avoided with a watertight confidentiality and mutual non-disclosure contract like the one we sign at Coda Plastics Ltd.
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