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Freedom to Operate/Clearance Search

Freedom to Operate/Clearance Search

Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) searches are performed before launching a product or service in the market. In order to avoid any risk of infringement and litigation, the organization should proactively perform a FTO search to identify any valid patents/patent applications that could potentially block the commercialization of your product or process. The FTO search is restricted to a particular jurisdiction.

The results of the FTO search can be used to modify the considered product/process in light of relevant patents.

Our Best Practices

  • Examine active patents and pending published patent applications worldwide or within a region where you’re considering operational or marketing activities.
  • An FTO search involves claim specific search to locate claims that read on to the features of the product or service to be launched in the market.
  • We provide exhaustive search report including legal status of the patents i.e., whether active or dead.
  • We perform FTO search on a variety of technology domains including Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communications, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences domain.