Patent Searching for Freedom to Operate

19 May 2021

1pm to 4pm


Cost of Webinar £199

 Scales of Justice

About our Course

Ensuring that you have freedom to operate is an essential step in bringing your new products or services to market.  Learn how to formulate and develop your search strategy, conduct searches, review your output and report your findings.

Who Should Attend?

R&D scientists & engineers, business development managers, technology transfer and licensing professionals, IP analysts and trainee patent attorneys bringing new products and services to market.


Outline of Course

  • The Patenting Process

  • UK, National and international routes to securing patent protection

  • Patent families, Divisionals, Continuations, Continuations-in-Part

  • Challenging Patents – European oppositions, US re-examination

  • Patent Claims

  • Patent Term

  • Publicly Available Patent and Intellectual Property Office Databases

  • Inventor, Competitor, Landscape, Novelty, Freedom to Operate, Validity Searches

  • Technology Considerations - Device, Software, Chemical, Bio-sequences

  • Inventor, Company, Technology Landscape, Novelty and Validity Searches

  • What is Freedom to Operate?

  • Defining your Product or Service Offering

  • Timescale and Geographical Considerations

  • Formulating and Developing Your Search Strategy

  • Managing and Analysing the Search Output

  • Dealing with Patent Applications

  • Checking Patent Status

  • Patent Watches

  • US considerations

  • Reporting to attorneys and /or senior management

  • Examples