COVID-19: Work together, but make sure to keep your secrets


Christopher Kroon

COVID-19: Work together, but make sure to keep your secrets

chrupka /

Christopher Kroon of Duane Morris outlines the role non-disclosure agreements may play as companies band together to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

The unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic have, at least temporarily, spurred an even greater need for collaboration and teamwork across virtually all areas of government and private sectors. 

Automotive companies such as Ford, General Motors and Tesla are working with healthcare companies 3M and GE Healthcare, as well as the United Auto Workers labour union, to turn their production facilities into assembly lines producing respirators, ventilators and plastic face shields. 

Similar examples of these unlikely partnerships are popping up across countless other industries, combining the engineering and manufacturing expertise of one company with the know-how and specialised training of another in ways perhaps previously not considered.

COVID-19, coronavirus, NDA's, non-disclosure agreements, innovation, Duane Morris, Christopher Kroon, patents, trade secrets, collaboration