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14:43 Jan 8, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: bei gewissen Maßnahmen
I am translating a secrecy agreement between a company who has invented a system and an 'Interessent' with whom the company plans to share information about the system
'Der Interessent wird in diesem Fall von dem System einschließlich den damit verbundenen Informationen keinen Gebrauch machen, soweit nicht druckschriftliche, veröffentlichte Unterlagen belegen, dass es sich bei gewissen Maßnahmen um Stand der Technik handelt.
I am struggling with the part 'soweit .... handelt', in particular how 'soweit' would be translated here. Any help would be appreciated.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 17:54
English translation:unless there is documented proof that certain measures ...
Explanation:
Der Interessent wird in diesem Fall von dem System einschließlich den damit verbundenen Informationen keinen Gebrauch machen, soweit nicht druckschriftliche, veröffentlichte Unterlagen belegen, dass es sich bei gewissen Maßnahmen um Stand der Technik handelt.

In this case, the interested party will refrain from using the system and the appertunant information, unless there is proof (in the form of published, printed documents) certain measures [whatever they may be] reflect the state of technology / state of the art

soweit can be translated as "unless", possibly also as "provided that", "as long as" or even as "if", just be careful how you phrase the sentence.
gewisse Maßnahmen - lacking any further context, "certain measures" may have to do.

I'm sure you'll be able to come up with a more elegant phrase, but that's the gist of it.
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Johanna Timm, PhD
naunless there is documented proof that certain measures ...Ulrike Lieder


  

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unless there is documented proof that certain measures ...


Explanation:
Der Interessent wird in diesem Fall von dem System einschließlich den damit verbundenen Informationen keinen Gebrauch machen, soweit nicht druckschriftliche, veröffentlichte Unterlagen belegen, dass es sich bei gewissen Maßnahmen um Stand der Technik handelt.

In this case, the interested party will refrain from using the system and the appertunant information, unless there is proof (in the form of published, printed documents) certain measures [whatever they may be] reflect the state of technology / state of the art

soweit can be translated as "unless", possibly also as "provided that", "as long as" or even as "if", just be careful how you phrase the sentence.
gewisse Maßnahmen - lacking any further context, "certain measures" may have to do.

I'm sure you'll be able to come up with a more elegant phrase, but that's the gist of it.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 08:54
Native speaker of: German
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27 mins
unless printed publications show...


Explanation:
..that certain measures constitute the current state of tehchnology
The negation is the tricky part her: insoweit nicht =unless.
HTH


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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
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