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Home > Services > Patent Research > Freedom to Operate

Our Freedom to Operate Searches (also known as Clearance Searches) help our clients assess whether they can freely operate their product/invention/process without risk of infringing upon a competitor’s patent. In this search only the claims of valid, in-force patents are searched to see if the particular product is covered within them.

Search of valid, unexpired patents within a market (currently available for FTO in the US, Canada, and Europe).
Each patent reference includes relevancy analysis, with pinpoint citations to relevant locations within the references.
No date restrictions.
PDF copies of all cited references.