If you are about to come up with a new product, start a new development or launch a new production line, but if you have some doubts whether the product could infringe somebody else’s patent or any other intellectual property right, we can assist you with a professional (freedom-to-operate) FTO search. We can also provide an in-depth analysis of the search results and even assist you in making strategic business decisions based on the FTO analysis.
A freedom to operate analysis may considerably reduce the risk of infringement of intellectual property rights of competitors. That’s why it is important to carry out FTO analysis before substantial investments are made for developing a new product or service.
On the basis of the FTO results, strategic decisions regarding the further development of the product can be made. In some cases, it is advisable to stop any further investment in the product. In other cases, an infringement can be avoided by a slight modification of the product. Based on the FTO analysis, it can be even more reasonable to come to the negotiation table with the proprietor of the right in order to find a mutually acceptable solution.