Why an FTO-screening search?

An FTO-screening search is considered a cost-efficient search compared to a regular FTO. Besides the cost factor, there are more reasons to choose an FTO-screening search…

An FTO search is important at different stages in an innovation process. The earlier the search is conducted, the fewer problems you will have at a later stage. When it comes to ordering an FTO search, we often hear comments such as an FTO search is too pricey, I only have one or two specific features that need to be investigated, I just need an overview of the clearance situation, too long turnaround time and too long reports with unnecessary information about search details.

If you have similar concerns when you consider ordering an FTO search, then our FTO-screening is a perfect option. The FTO screening is an approach where we aim to identify the patent documents with the closest claiming scope(s) covering the aspects of the technical core features. This is an iterative and dynamic approach comparable to a novelty search procedure, but which incorporates an approach specifically targeted for freedom to operate work. Thus, different search strategies are combined to find the patent documents with a claiming scope most relevant to the case.

It has a sensible fixed price and a faster delivery time, and more importantly, the search results, presented in a customized report, provide a representative overview of the clearance situation so that you can quickly decide on the next step. You can also find the search strategy in the report, which can be used it as a starting point for structuring an internal monitoring system.

See what people say about our FTO-screening search.

“I really like the way you present the search strategy and results, it provides a very good and easily obtained overview.”

“I have studied it and find it very useful – and a great way to present the results!”

“We are trying to structure search queries internally for our monitoring system and it would be good to get a sense of how much noise there was and the types of art that came up since we plan to use the query we discussed as a starting point.”