Freedom-to-Operate analysis or FTO analysis is a kind of patent search that is performed to determine whether a particular action, such as testing or commercializing a product, can be done without infringing valid intellectual property rights of any third parties. The results of the search enable minimization of the risk of patent infringement upon product launch. The search scope includes identification & assessment of relevant patents (in-force and published patent applications) in desired jurisdictions. Product features are mapped with claims of relevant patent documents identified and chances of patent infringement are assessed.
Candidate must have Bachelors degree in science or technology such as BE, B.Tech, B.Sc. etc
Who should join?
The course is useful to any person keen to pursue career in IPR, fresh students as well as working IP Professionals who want to enhance skills and experience in performing various kinds of patent searches.
After finishing the teaching modules the students have to submit a project on Freedom to Operate Analysis.
Exam and Certification
Upon completion of written examination and submission of the project, certificates will be issued to the successful participants.