FREEDOM TO OPERATE
CLEARANCE, AVOID DISPUTES
Patents are a tool to protect innovation by blocking competitors from the market. A “freedom to operate” audit determines the risk that an innovation will be blocked, avoiding unpleasant surprises and high litigation costs.
CoreIP offers following two services:
Clearance/ Freedom to Operate Searches
Our clearance search gives you peace of mind by determining if any new product that you wish to release into the market infringes one or more claims of a legally valid patent. This way, you can avoid expensive litigations later on, or at the very least, be prepared for litigation beforehand.
Patent infringement and invalidity disputes
We assist clients who are accused of patent infringement in two ways; by determining if infringement has actually occurred and if so, determining if the other patent is legally valid. The latter involves searching for relevant prior art (preferably other than those missed out during prosecution).