Except for contract manufacturing services, we never own or sell any products!
Every one would worry about their IP safety when they find a contract manufacturing partner. Yes, this is something we can totally understand it. No one wants their products or design to be disclosed or stolen.
Prior to starting our business, we had a clear company position that committed to provide first class of contract manufacturing services for global startups, medium size companies, as well as established brands, instead of owing or selling any products.
Because Inno manufacturing never have our own products nor sell any products, therefore we will never think of copying or disclosing customer's products or design. That's also being said, Inno manufacturing will never be possible to become customer's competitor or to disclose customer's IP to their potential competitors. In this condition, any clients who come to us don't need to worry about their IP safety while doing business with us.
Strict Confidential Agreement with Our Employees
To prevent our employees disclosing or stealling customers' information, product, or material, we had signed very strict occupational confidential agreement that would be undertaken both legal obligation and economical punishment in case anyone break the confidential agreement.
In the agreement, our employees are only allowed to use particular or partial customer's information as their work needed. All of customer's information, drawing, samples, prototype, and products are strictly managed by our senior management team, which means most our employees have no access to obtain customer's information individually.
On the other hand, all of employees are restricted to work for any other contract manufacturing companies in 5 years after leaving his job from Inno manufacturing, nor allowed to work for any companies that are our existing customer's competitors.
Legal Agreements with our Customers
As a professional contract manufacturer, we are deeply aware of the importance of IP protection. This is why we always encourage our customers to have an written document to sign(NDA or MMA) before we obtain any information from our potential customers, which included particular confidential content, responsibility of each party, and the break rule.
To give our customers better confidence on IP protection, we internally developed a systematic procedure that clearly define our detail process on how to protect customer's IP. Generally all of our internal team has only partial access to customer's information. Here below is a brief outline:
- Basic Contact Information: Our sales team available only
- Drawings: Our design engineer and manager available only
- Original Samples or Prototypes: Design engineer, manager available
- Production Sample: QC, QA available
- Customer's Patent: Design manager avialable
- Customer's competitors: Project manager or general manager available
Legal Agreement with Our Supplier
We know sometimes our sub-supplier or cooperative partner might steal our customer's information without letting us know it. This is a potential risk to loose our words to customer. To prevent it happen, we signed strict confidential agreement with each of our sub-supplier.
All of drawing, samples, products are not allowed to send to any other party except for Inno. All of scrapped parts, sample, products are always conducted by us.
In the agreement, we put huge amount of punishment fund in case any supplier still wants to steal our customer information. A legal measure will be a strong protective measure to our IP protection.