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Feb 16 '18 at 6:48 answer George White timeline score: 4
Feb 13 '18 at 15:09 answer Eric S timeline score: 1
Feb 12 '18 at 21:47 comment added DonQuiKong maybe law.se, I would bet that 99-100% of those cases are not covered by patents. But there might always be a special constellation .. And I don't know about other laws that might apply
Feb 12 '18 at 21:31 comment added Ander Biguri @DonQuiKong Yes, I might do that, of course, but there is always the chance they tell me no without any legal grounds, just because they do not want... Which would be a problem anyway. This question is interesting in general, as it happens very often in engineering with indsutry, but perhaps patents.SE is not the best place to ask?
Feb 12 '18 at 21:29 comment added DonQuiKong in that case I don't think you can get an extensive answer here. It touches many topics away from patents. Yes, it might be possible that there is some kind of protection, though chances are good there isn't imho. Have/can you try asking the company?
Feb 12 '18 at 21:27 comment added Ander Biguri @DonQuiKong no it is not, it is metadata from an industrial machine, that I am not going to share here, just in case
Feb 12 '18 at 21:23 comment added DonQuiKong is the data de facto the four fields above? If yes, even though you can't get legally binding opinions here, I can't imagine (literally) any way how that would be protected by a patent.
Feb 12 '18 at 21:07 comment added Ander Biguri @DonQuiKong Its not for me, I am the user. Imagine a company that makes industrial machinery stores metadata in a very specific format for their machine, but get stored in an XML format file. I want to know that if I have access to that xml, and I make public a function that can read that data, there is any chance that that might be patented and I am breaking any law, or the mere fact that is stored in XML already makes it, by default, accessible, thus I am not in trouble
Feb 12 '18 at 19:09 comment added DonQuiKong Apart from the software patents stuff, do you have a good reason to claim an inventive step? If yes, can you add that or something analog if it needs to stay confidential to the question?
Feb 12 '18 at 17:07 history asked Ander Biguri CC BY-SA 3.0