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etwas um etwas legen

English translation: a network of..should be prepared in order to back-up/bolster/buttress the initial invention

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11:10 Apr 21, 2008
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German term or phrase: etwas um etwas legen
In the following context. Um eine erste Erfindung sollte ein Netz von Folgeanmeldungen zu Produktverbesserungen und neuen Anwendungen gelegt werden. I understand this to mean that the initial invention should have a kind of "security blanket" around it comprising subsequent patent registrations etc. Any ideas on how best to put this? Safeguarded/screened/shielded by...?
Patricia Will
Australia
Local time: 17:26
English translation:a network of..should be prepared in order to back-up/bolster/buttress the initial invention
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Jon Fedler
Local time: 12:26
Grading comment
Thanks Jonathan, I like "bolster".
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3a network of..should be prepared in order to back-up/bolster/buttress the initial invention
Jon Fedler


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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
umlegen
a network of..should be prepared in order to back-up/bolster/buttress the initial invention


Explanation:

another possibility

Jon Fedler
Local time: 12:26
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thanks Jonathan, I like "bolster".
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Apr 22, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedumlegen » etwas um etwas legen
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