Freedom to operate search is also termed as “Clearance Search” or “Right to Use Search”. Freedom to operate search is indispensable to ensure that invented product or proposed technology do not infringe on claims of an in-force patent in order to avoid complex litigation. A comprehensive FTO report helps in designing R&D programs and find alternate dispute resolutions by the inventor. This further directs the inventor to change the business strategy in terms of arriving at different license agreements with a competitor when it is found that the invention is infringing the patentee’s protected technology.
A thorough claim mapping with element-to-element analysis of product/technology helps the inventor circumvent the claimed technology and take a safe harbour. We offer our clients descriptive and illustrative reports with respect to their market interests in different jurisdictions across the world.