Searches and FTO

Patent searches can be an important part of the process of product launch and the filing of new patent applications. While never covering everything, they can help to identify and quantify the risks of patent infringement associated with the launch of a new product or business, saving pain and expense down the line. Speak to our experts as you develop and plan your product launches or R&D commitments, and see whether a patent search might benefit your business.

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Whatever your field, and wherever in the world you need protection, Beck Greener can help you to decide whether your inventions can be patented. We work with a small number of specialist patent searchers in whom we have confidence. Based on our understanding of your products or services, we instruct these external searchers, who can provide us with a commercially useful search. We then analyse the results and advise you on any risks you might face.

Patentability searching is often advisable before filing a new patent application. Having an idea of whether there is any potentially damaging prior art out there can help you to make informed decisions about the patenting process. Importantly, it can identify possible roadblocks to patentability and, where they exist, enables you to decide whether to redirect your valuable IP budget to other, less problematic projects.

With our experience of analysing Freedom To Operate and patentability searches, our skilled team can support you with practical, strategic advice to help you maximise the value of your IP spend and smooth the path of new product launches.

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