Freedom to Operate (FTO) Studies

In terms of Intellectual Property, Freedom to Operate is an estimate of whether you violate the patent, design or trademark rights of another company.

Freedom to Operate analysis involves recognize and analyzing the patents of others that may subject your corporation to patent infringement liability. By doing Freedom to Operate Search before developing and launching a new product or previous to acquiring a new corporation, your company can limit the risk of future litigation and stay away from unnecessary cost. Freedom to operate studies done early in the cycle of product growth affords companies the chance either to modify the design or avoid infringement before reaching the point of no return, or to take a license.

Menteso’s Freedom to Operate/Clearance Search recognizes third party enforceable patents and patent publications which assists our customers in assessing the risk of potential infringement in a particular authority. Product Invention Disclosure is evaluating with the claim language of the patents. Legal status of the enforced patents and patent publications is also provided with this report.

Our Freedom to operate studies begins with an assessment of the service.

  • Which elements are new or clearly visible to the public, and so more likely to bring analysis?
  • Are any of them subject to existing licenses?
  • Are any components developed by others or under agreements that may comprise indemnification clauses?
  • Will the product or service vary from nation to nation?

Alongside, a clearance search is performed for unexpired patents and published applications that may claim the various components. Finally, our experienced patent professionals should assess the information and offer a technical opinion on the risks of going forward with the product, service, or acquisition.

To establish an FTO, we first carry out a Clearance Search or violation Search to locate granted patents, or pending patent applications determine whether your product would violate. Our vastly experienced team expert in freedom to operate and infringement searches by making use of different databases and tools to recognize whether your product or process is likely to infringe on any active patents. Our detailed study would assist in calculating any potential opportunities.

Please contact us to discuss about your FTO requirements today! We assure you that we will come up with a right solution for you.

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