Freedom to Operate Search

For Strategic IP and Business Decision Making

Whether you need to access potential infringement prior to a product launch, or to plan out your next phase of technical development – Sagacious IP’s Freedom To Operate (FTO) searches are designed to help you identify potential roadblocks that may need to be licensed or invalidated; as well as guide product design decisions and/or uncover design around technologies.

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A Comprehensive Approach To FTOs – The Sagacious Way

At Sagacious IP, we conduct a thorough search to identify patents with claims that could prevent you from manufacturing or selling a certain product or practicing a process in a specific jurisdiction. These searches are detailed enough to guide you in making sound business decisions.

Our detailed FTO searches include:

  • Categorisation of patents to indicate the threat level
  • Claim chart mapping against the product information.
  • Multiple Language Search
  • Accurate legal status of the identified documents
  • Claim restrictions in case of related patents
  • Native language capabilities in 16+ languages including CN, JP, KR, FR and DE.
  • Legal opinion on demand.
  • Report Format:
  • MS PPT Report: The report includes visual technical analysis based on the identified references. It also includes claim chart mapping of the relevant identified references.
  • Excel report – An excel file that includes keywords, IPC classes, search strings, project methodology, patents mapping as per the key features of the provided product and many other details related to project.

Why us?

  • 350+ in house researchers specializing in areas of ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences
  • 2,000+ searches conducted for clients till date
  • Native language capabilities in 16+ languages including CN, JP, KR, FR and DE.
  • Maximum patent coverage using 10+ databases
  • Best coverage for non-patent literature

Testimonials

Impact Stories

Impact Story 1

We helped a leading Japanese automobile maker with Freedom to operate search while they were planning to launch a product in the new markets of South American and African countries. We visited them to understand the product and its features in details before initiating the project. Our team helped the client not only with a search report but also explained each of the potential threats (highlighted in the search) that were mapping with the product in detail. This exercise helped the company launch product in a new market without any threat of infringement.

Impact Story 2

When a Japanese organization was facing language barriers in their patent searches, they reached out to us. Patent publications in China are in Chinese language and not in English. One needs to translate the language into English to understand the correct meaning. Since, the translation is not 100% reliable, the search was conducted by our Chinese native language search partner. The final report was created in English language with Chinese references.

Are You Planning To:

  • Launch New Products?
  • Expand To New Markets?
  • Discover New Licensing Opportunities?
  • Identify Infringing Patents?

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