Before submitting your idea, you must agree to the following terms and conditions:
By using this invention submission form and website, you (“you”) agree to be bound by the terms of the Milescraft Non-Disclosure Agreement ("Agreement") listed below. Before you submit any invention information, you must read and accept this Agreement. The Agreement is effective upon acceptance for new users and terms and conditions may be updated from time to time without notice to user.
You hereby acknowledge:
Milescraft, Inc. (the “Company”) has found certain precautions necessary in accepting disclosures submitted to it. Its employees have many ideas of their own for the improvement of the Company’s products and the development of new products, some of which may be similar to your own. To prevent any misunderstanding as to what the rights and obligations of the inventor and the Company are, the Company’s policies as to considering inventions are set forth below.
The Company cannot agree to hold your disclosure in confidence because it must disclose the invention to various employees and sometimes even to external parties, such as its external patent attorneys, to determine its value to the company. It is understood, therefore, that no confidential relationship or agreement to compensate is entered into by reason of the fact that the Company is considering your disclosure.
You represent that you have the unrestricted right to submit your idea to the Company for review and your idea neither includes nor infringes upon any third party intellectual property rights. Should your right be challenged by anyone else at any time during our review, you will notify the Company promptly of any challenge to that right. You also represent that your submission has not been solicited by the Company, that this Agreement is not inconsistent with any other agreement you have entered into, and that you are of legal age and otherwise competent to enter into this agreement.
A full written disclosure, preferably the patent application drawing and specifications, or if there are none, a sketch or drawing (which can be a rough one, provided it illustrates the invention so one skilled in the art can understand it), must be furnished to the Company, so that the Company can tell whether it will be interested in your invention.
The Company is not under any obligation to reveal to you information of its own in the general or specified field to which the disclosure relates.
The Company wishes you to be satisfied that your interests are fully safeguarded. If an application for a U.S. Patent has not been filed, you should have the copy of your drawings that you retain signed, dated and witnessed.
Any disclosure to the Company is made with the understanding that the Company assumes no obligation to do more than consider the disclosure and to indicate whether or not the Company is interested. It is understood that you rely only on your rights under the patent laws.
The Company receives no rights hereby, or as a result of considering this disclosure, under any patent rights you now have or may acquire to the subject matter of the disclosure.
Each party waives its rights to a jury trial in any resulting litigation.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois and the intellectual property laws of the United States.
The foregoing applies to any additional or supplemental disclosure relating to the same subject matter.