Introduction to Freedom to Operate Search 1

Introduction to Freedom to Operate Search

You came up with an amazing invention, patented it and now you want to make money out of it. But hold on! Conduct the freedom to operate search. A Freedom to operate or FTO search ensures that a product does not infringe valid, in-force patents held within a country. Unlike patentability search, freedom to operate[…]

FTO Search

What if FTO Search Reveals a Blocking Patent

A Freedom to Operate (FTO) search, also sometimes known as Freedom to Practice search, is conducted to ensure a product does not infringe valid, in-force patents held within a country or region in which an organization intends to conduct business. If the conducted FTO search provides that one or more patents (granted and valid) exist which[…]

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