Ensuring freedom to operate
Ensure freedom to operate and protect your business
Businesses need to know, at an early stage, whether their products or inventions infringe existing patents. A company may also violate the rights of others without knowing it. Being unaware of these issues can be expensive. Our freedom to operate (or patent barrier) analysis includes the following areas, which we customise to meet each customer's needs:
- Patent infringement. Does your product infringe existing patents?
- Usability of a trademark. Is the trademark freely available in the countries where you want it to be registered?
- Freedom of action analysis for manufacture and marketing. Does another company have a design right that may prevent your business from entering a particular market?