Freedom to Operate

21 May 2020

9.30am to 12.30pm


Cost of Webinar £199

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About our Course

Ensuring that you have freedom to operate (FTO) or freedom to practise (FTP) is an essential step in bringing your new products or services to market.  Learn how to identify and deal with third party engineering, device and software patents in the Engineering and Manufacturing industries.

Who Should Attend?

R&D scientists & engineers, business development managers, technology transfer and licensing professionals, IP analysts, trainee patent attorneys & commercial lawyers working in the Engineering and manufacturing sectors.


Topics and group exercises include

Outline of Course

  • IP Rights in the Engineering Industries

  • US Patent Law

  • Software Patents

  • Ownership of IP Rights

  • How to read a Patent & Interpret Claims

  • Patent Term/ determining if Patents in Force

  • Patentability versus Freedom to Operate

  • Freedom to Operate Searches

  • Validity Searches

  • Infringement of IP Rights

  • Enforcement of IP Rights

  • Actavis v. Eli Lilly - Doctrine of Equivalents

  • Dealing with Third Party Patents

  • Design Arounds

  • Unitary Patent Stystem

  • Brexit

  • Challenging Patents in Europe and the US

  • FTO Exercises


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