Freedom to Operate Search with AnalystIP Professionals

We perform Freedom to Operate Search on major Technical domains Mechanical, Engineering & Life Science domains including Biotechnology, Mechanical, Electrical, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Automobiles, Robotics, Computer Science , Consumer Goods, Industrial goods, Wind Energy, Financial Institutions, Hospitality and Entertainment.


    What is Freedom to Operate (FTO) or Clearance Search

    Freedom to Operate (FTO) Search, also known as Clearance Search is conducted before commercializing the Invention or launching new products in the market without violating third party intellectual property rights within that particular jurisdiction where product is being launched or conducted at any stage of product life cycle. FTO Search aware you of possible infringement risks early on the product development stage, save your a lot of time and capital and help you build a commercial strategy that is secure and viable. If Applicant finds infringement upon any of the patents found in the FTO search, the applicant can decide to abandon the commercialization of the proposed invention, engage in a redesign, or approach the patent holder for possible license negotiations.


    Our FTO search includes deep concentration on every product feature or element and compare it with respect to the available patent references in the jurisdiction where product is being launched. We have performed several FTO searches on several technology sectors on Biotechnology, Mechanical, Electrical, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Automobiles, Robotics, Computer Science , Consumer Goods, Industrial goods, Wind Energy, Financial Institutions, Hospitality and Entertainment using paid software to get exhaustive Search Report.


     The search is performed due to these basic reasons:

    • FTO search is recommended at early stages of product development to save development costs on developing infringing products and other infringement charges are saved

    • FTO search reveal expired patents. There could possibly many useful technologies which can be used from these expired patents

    • Another better strategy is for purchasing relevant patents may be explored

    • Redesigning the product to avoid infringement can be done

    How analystIP assist for

    Exhaustive Freedom to Operate Search

    We have inhouse team of experts, specialize on multiple technology domains. Our experts conduct the Search in various databases in literature database and non-patent literature coverage (scientific literature, journal articles, conference papers and many more) around the World. We use paid software for searching and preparing best exhaustive report which definitely assist you to make perfect decisions. All the searched references are manually analysis, reviewed by subject matter experts.

    Our Attorneys Technical Expertise

    Various Technical Domains

    Additional benefits

    Benefits with AnalystIP

    • Exhaustive Search Report with Full Copies of Identified References

    • Quick Turnaround time to Secure Earliest Priority Date

    • Access to the world’s leading 150+ patent and non-patent literature databases

    • Automatic Updates on Ongoing Project

    • Cloud Based Access of Documents and Search Reports

    • Detailed Reporting with Analysis by Subject matter Experts

    • Analysis based on latest claim Sets

    Our clients

    Our clients & Projects

    What our clients say

    Our Testimonials

    I have worked with AnalystIP for many years on all types of patent search projects from drafting provisional applications to creating massive support documents for accelerated examination applications. In all cases analystip search provide on-target search results in a timely, economical manner across a multiple technologies. AnalystIP firm’s search has proven to be highly adaptable on project requirements and is worthy of your search dollar.

    Emily Bell

    In my past practice in the IP, AnalystIP is the first patent search firm that I rely upon consistently. They impresses me with high quality searches for me in the electrical, software, medical device and mechanical arts. They provided me in, though, with their report format. They have a professional way of knowing what we want and their reports make the attorneys in our firm more efficient.

    Nicole Sanders

    Patent searches are a critical part of our work. AnalystIP is our go-to professional search firm. They’re efficient, comprehensive, and take a hands-on approach with their operation. Combines the 3 things: timeliness, accuracy, and reasonable rates. Highly recommended.

    Hector Rivera

    I’ve been involved with a lot of patent creation from my years in large Aerospace, first as a technologist, than as a technology manager. But to date, I have never seen a patent search report of AnalystIP.

    martin Evan

    Freqently asked questions

    Why should I get FTO Search on my Product?

    The most obvious reason to conduct FTO search is to identify any third party patents that could infringe in case of commercialization of the product. Hence, FTO search may gives you infringement risk analysis associated with your patent, or the product that you are doing to launch in the market.

    What is the Purposes of conducting an FTO Search?

    There are various reason but some of the conducted reasons are followings.
    1. Assessing infringement risks
    2. Uncover licensing requirements and opportunities
    3. Provide direction to R&D activities

    What is best time to get FTO search completed?

    The right time to conduct an FTO study could vary based on various factors or situations. The search could be at the very early stage, such as Research & Development or technology conceptualization phase, before commercializing the Invention or launching new products in the market.