Another recent decision of the Supreme Court addresses two key points. The first is the need to have agreed contract terms, before work starts under a contract and the second that, where a letter of intent is signed and work starts due to it, that a contract must be finalized as soon as possible after that. In this case, the parties entered into a contract formed by a letter of intent. When the letter of intent expired the work continued on, before the terms of the detailed written contract had been finalized.
It is important that the description for the type of information is specific to what is being confidentially disclosed. As an example a software company working in the field of transportation systems might say; "The information being disclosed is a concept for passing waybills from carrier to carrier using mobile phone technology". This is by far preferential to saying "The information being to disclosed is information relating to software for transportation carriers". Anyone charged with determining whether confidential information is being disclosed is more able to make the assessment when the description is more specific.