Why are Freedom to Operate (FTO) Searches Important and When to Conduct One! This article on FTO search explores what an FTO entails when and why you need to do it? The FTO search involves searching of In-force patents, active pending applications as well as lapsed patents in jurisdictions of interest to determine where the technology may be used freely without allegations of infringement or need of licensing.
Freedom to Operate Search is also known as Infringement Analysis or Clearance Search. This article describes How to create a FTO search and analysis is to check whether any product or process utilized or carried out by an entity is not infringing on any live patent’s claim.
Freedom to operate (FTO) Analysis with PatSeer Introduction "Freedom to operate” is applicable to testing or commercializing a product without infringement of valid intellectual property rights. IP rights have specific jurisdictions, "FTO" analysis should relate to particular countries or region where one wants to operate. You might have complete freedom to operate if there [...]