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.