I have been using Dynamo (and previously Grasshopper) for the last 2 months during a summer internship. I’m really excited by the number of doors parametric design opens. So far, both software’s success and easy hands-on rely strongly on an active and friendly community. When finishing my project, my company have asked me to look into Intellectual Property Protection of certain Dynamo Files that I created, even potentially functions or custom nodes that achieve very specific tasks.
Hence my open question to the community: is their any regulations of IP for such a collaborative environment ? I understand that it wouldn’t be reasonable to patent each and every custom nodes (or even packages) but to what extent would it be considered legitimate to protect a customized workflow that uses Dynamo ?
I apologize in advance if my question doesn’t make sense, I have no prior knowledge of patent regulation (except maybe the basics, i.e. what it is and how it works). Please share your thoughts and advise, I have been reading documentation online about BIM IP Protection but it hasn’t so far been very helpful.
Thank you all in advance !