Koncision’s Confidentiality-Agreement Template Now Available!

Koncision has just launched its first product, a confidentiality-agreement template for the U.S. market.

I invite you to take a look around Koncision’s website, as much new material has been added for the launch—too much for me to begin to summarize it in this post. For example, check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” [link no longer available], or the video demo [link no longer available].

Koncision can’t claim to offer perfection. Any questionnaire you complete as part of the template service is unlikely to reflect all possible deal permutations, and it won’t reflect the law of all jurisdictions. And Koncision is so novel that I’m sure we’ll be incorporating improvements over time.

But the true measure of Koncision is how it compares to the alternatives. I suggest that Koncision represents a quantum leap in vendor-content document assembly, in that it offers the efficiencies of ContractExpress, MSCD-compliant language, and substance based on extensive research and consultation with experienced practitioners. I’m not aware of anything remotely like it out there.

My goal has long been to see whether I could help turn contract drafting into a commodity task. Indeed, what prompted me to write about contract language in the first place was my conviction that automation would require a set of rigorous guidelines for contract language. So launch of Koncision’s first product represents the culmination of a long process that I described in this February 2009 post on AdamsDrafting, and the beginning of a new phase.

So I hope you’ll stick around. Things are getting interesting.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.

3 thoughts on “Koncision’s Confidentiality-Agreement Template Now Available!”

  1. Ken: Congratulations on launching your first product. It has a great deal of potential to move things forward, and the legal services industry needs just this sort of innovation in order to thrive.

    Thanks for including the link to your autobiographical post from 2009. For those who are reading the comments to this post without having clicked through the links, this excerpt, while hardly doing justice to the piece, is tremendous:

    “Of course, once you elect to forge your own future, you come face to face with risk. The world of contract drafting is particularly resistant to change—as regards getting the profession to adopt my approach, so far I’ve only established a beachhead. Although I cheerfully assume that my client base will continue to grow, I’d be foolish to take it as a given.

    “But because I’m my own master and believe fiercely in what I have to offer, the possibility of failure has become part of the excitement—the thrill of the trapeze. It’s vastly different from the fear that comes with waiting for the ax to drop.”

    Although I don’t share your positive view of the “trapeze,” I do love the thrill of thinking outside the box and innovating.



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