Hacking an Industrial Machine for Profit?
July 6, 2011 2:13 AM Subscribe
Someone has an idea to put to use an existing industrial machine that would expand its capabilities and reach other markets. At the moment there are 3 companies that manufacture this machine that he'd like to approach.
posted by watercarrier to Work & Money (6 answers total)
Essentially he wants to bring to the companies' attention an oversight on their part, that this particular machine has never been used in this certain way, to get them interested in changing their marketing schemata to include this information to potential buyers and users for a fee.
The companies are all located in Italy. The person is not.
Is what he wants to do practical? Is there any way to safeguard his idea? He would not be adding to the existing machine, only re-purposing it - would any laws be applicable in this case that would ensure the idea remained his?
And how would one approach a company with such a proposal off the bat?
Thanks for any help with this. Trying to help someone out here.