Freedom-to-operate is an analysis undertaken to answer the question, “can I put this product or process on the market?” in a given country.
A given product or process is often multi-faceted. A composition will have multiple components and an ultimate end use; a device will have numerous features often interacting with one another.
We are very familiar with this type of work.
Step 1: identify your commercial goal and budget
Step 2: understand your product/process in detail
Step 3: obtain a search from you, or instruct one of our tried-and-trusted searchers
Step 4: analyse the search results and short list relevant hits
Step 5: perform a detailed infringement/validity analysis of any relevant hits
Step 6: provide you with an answer to your question of whether you have freedom-to-operate
Your experience has probably told you that freedom-to-operate is expensive, time-consuming and frustrating. It can be a substantial piece of work, but we can use our experience to guide you through the process.