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Thank you for your interest in Microsoft’s IP Licensing programs. We may provide you with confidential information related to our IP Licensing programs. Do you have the authority to agree on behalf of your company to the below non-disclosure agreement? 

If yes, please review and accept the terms below by selecting the appropriate checkbox and select “Next”. Afterwards, we’ll have you answer a few more questions about your product so that we can provide you the appropriate program information. We’ll also email you a copy of the NDA terms for your reference. 

If no or if you’d prefer to discuss your inquiry with one of our licensing executives via email before agreeing to a non-disclosure agreement, please decline by selecting the appropriate checkbox and select “Next”. Afterwards, you’ll receive an email that puts you in contact with our licensing executives. 

Microsoft Corporation Non-Disclosure Agreement  

1.       Definition    

Microsoft Confidential Information means any non-public information of Microsoft Corporation or its affiliates (“Microsoft”). 

1.     Examples include information about Microsoft’s royalty rates and fees for various Microsoft patent licensing programs; devices and services, business policies and practices, know-how or trade secrets.  


2.     Anything labeled as “confidential” or that a reasonable person should understand to be confidential, should be treated as Microsoft Confidential Information.  

Company means the business entity I am employed by or represent, the name of which I provided to Microsoft via this website for purposes of engaging with Microsoft in intellectual property licensing discussions, on behalf of myself and the Company.  

 2.   Unilateral Agreement to Protect Microsoft Confidential Information


1.     I agree, on behalf of myself and the Company, to not disclose Microsoft Confidential Information with anyone unless I am required to do so by a court order or applicable law.  If I am required to disclose Microsoft Confidential Information, or the Company is required to do so, I or the Company will give Microsoft notice before doing so and reasonably cooperate with Microsoft to protect against the disclosure, or, if such notice is not legally permitted, I will request the maximum protection against disclosure of Microsoft Confidential Information available.  


2.     I agree, on behalf of myself and the Company, to take steps to protect all Microsoft Confidential Information using the same degree of care I would use to protect the Company’s confidential information, but no less than a reasonable degree of care. 


3.     I will notify Microsoft if I learn of any unauthorized disclosure of any Microsoft Confidential Information and will help prevent further disclosure. I understand that Microsoft may seek a court order to stop any such disclosure. 

 3.  General


The term of this Agreement will be seven (7) years.  Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, I and the Company will destroy all Microsoft Confidential Information.  My and the Company’s duty to protect Microsoft Confidential Information will survive expiration or termination of this Agreement. 


1.     The laws of the State of Washington govern this Agreement. I consent, on behalf of myself and the Company, to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts in the State of Washington. 


2.     I agree, on behalf of myself and the Company, to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations that apply. 


3.     Neither I nor the Company may assign or transfer any rights or duties under this Agreement without Microsoft’s consent, and any attempt to do so is void. 


4.     Microsoft and the Company may have contracts covering other engagements that contain similar requirements.  To the extent they are applicable, those requirements remain in place for those contracts.  Otherwise, this Agreement covers the access of both me and the Company to Microsoft Confidential Information. 


5.     If either I or the Company breach the confidentiality obligations set forth herein, I understand that Microsoft may take action, which may include criminal prosecution. 

I hereby represent and warrant, on behalf of myself and the Company, to Microsoft as follows:(a)   I have all requisite power and authority to (i) enter into, execute, and deliver this Agreement on behalf of myself and the Company and (ii) perform fully the obligations here under, and (b) this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered and is a valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against such entity in accordance with its terms, and is entered into in good faith. 

One way Non-Disclosure Agreement (June 2014)

I ACCEPT and acknowledge the unilateral NDA above only covers Microsoft Confidential Information and does not cover any information provided by me on behalf of myself or my company. I agree that any information I provide on behalf of myself or my company is not confidential.

I DO NOT ACCEPT and would like a licensing executive to contact me about licensing programs.

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