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What Would Happen If You Were Sued For Patent Infringement?

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We work to help you sell your innovative products and services without getting sued into bankruptcy for patent infringement.

Patent Freedom To Operate

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Who Needs It?

Any Business Preparing To Sell or Distribute an Innovative Product or Service.

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When?

Before You Offer It For Sale or Sign Any Contracts to Make or Sell.

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How It Works?

You Figure Out If It’s Patented Before You Get Sued.

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What Happens If You Don’t?

You Can Get Sued for Patent Infringement Which Can Cost Over 1 Million Dollars in Less Than 5 Months. And That’s If You Win! What Happens If You Lose?

We Have Helped Clients In These Situations. Do You Need Something Similar?

Sell Your Product Safely And Attract Investment
(Freedom-To-Operate)

  • You want to sell an innovative product or services but worry you may be sued for patent infringement.
  • We work to help you determine if are in danger of being sued for patent infringement.
  • We can draft a freedom-to-operate letter that helps you calm potential investors and business partners.

Sell Your Process In Safe Markets
(Marketing Around Patents)

  • You want to sell an innovative product or service.
  • Unfortunately, we find that your product or service might infringe a patent in one or more countries.
  • We work to help you determine which countries you can safely sell in.

Design Around To Sell Your Product And Avoid Lawsuit
(Designing Around Patents)

  • You want to sell an innovative product or service.
  • Unfortunately, we found that your product or service might infringe a patent in a valuable market.
  • We work with you to re-design your product or services to avoid being sued for patent infringement.

Do you need patent freedom to operate, patent validity, or patent infringement opinions?

Freedom To Operate

Do You Want To Sell An Innovative Product Or Service Without Getting Sued For Patent Infirngement?

Get A Freedom To Operate Opinion!

A patent “freedom to operate” study is also known as a patent “clearance” study or simply a “freedom to operate” study.

A freedom to operate (“FTO”) study determines if bringing a proposed product or method to the market in a country would likely infringe on any valid, enforceable patents in that country. A freedom to operate study takes into account many factors, including co-ownership, licenses, covenants not to sue, patent expiration, patent validity, and patent infringement. If one or more patents are flagged as requiring further review, then the patent might be selected for a patent infringement or patent validity study.

A freedom to operate opinion is a formal write up of a freedom to operate study that is designed to stand up in court as evidence of non-willful patent infringement. As such, freedom to operate opinions are usually long, meticulous, and expensive.

A freedom to operate landscape lists differences between a product or method under development and the claims of issued patents and patent application publications. A freedom to operate landscape lets researchers know which research avenues are blocked by patents.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are concerned about freedom to operate.

Patent Validity

Do You Want To Determine If A Patent Is Valid?

Get An Invalidity Opinion!

A patent validity study analyzes one or more claims of an issued patent to determine if the claims would likely be found valid by a court or canceled by the USPTO. A patent validity study is usually focused on the claims of a single blocking patent that was identified by the client or a patent freedom to operate study.

A patent validity opinion is a formal write up of a patent validity study that is designed to be relied upon in court as evidence of non-willful infringement.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are concerned about the validity of a patent.

Patent Infringement

Do You Want To Determine If Your Product Or Service Might Infringe A Patent?

Do You Want To Determine If Your Competitor Is Selling A Product Or Service That Might Infringe Your Patent?

Get A Patent Infringement Opinion!

A patent infringement study determines if a product or method would likely infringe one or more issued patents. A patent infringement study is similar to a freedom to operate study. However, patent infringement studies are usually focused on a single blocking patent that was identified by the client or a patent freedom to operate study.

A patent infringement opinion is a formal write up of a patent infringement study that is designed to be relied upon in court as evidence of non-willful infringement.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are concerned about patent infringement.

IP Due Diligence

Are You Buying, Selling, Or Investing In An Innovative Business?

Do You Want To Determine If They Own The Intellectual Property They Say They Do?

Get IP Due Diligence Before You Sign Anything!

The firm helps clients by providing or assisting with due diligence studies.

A due diligence study is a type of investigation by businesses, regarding a license, a business, or technology in anticipation of business dealings, such as licensing, an acquisition, a merger, or an initial public offering. Due diligence inquiries can range from whether a business’s patents cover their products, to the criminal history of their employees.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in discussing a due diligence study.

Patentability

Do You Want To Find Out If Your Invention Is Patentable?

Get A Patentability Opinion!

A patentability study determines if proposed claims are likely to be novel and non-obvious over the prior art. Patentability studies typically do not include subject matter or enablement analysis, unless specifically requested to do so.

A patentability study can be requested by someone who feels threatened by the claims of a published patent application to determine if the pending claims would be valid if issued.

Contact us for a free consultation if you are concerned about freedom to operate.

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