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Freedom to Operate Search

Protect your invention and your organization from possible infringement claims before commercializing a new product, process or technology.
Avoid infringement and reduce risks of high costs associated with litigation
Avoid infringement and reduce risks of high costs associated with litigation
Identify best course of action in the case of valid blocking patents
Uncover possible whitespaces to guide your firm’s R&D strategies

We advise our clients to conduct freedom-to-operate searches during the early stages of their R&D to identify and avoid potential infringements. The results from our research and insights from our patent experts help them modify inventions as necessary and identify the best “design around” options for their technology.

If you are already at the late stages of your product or process development, FTO searches remain necessary to ensure that there are no roadblocks to your entry into the market.

  • Mitigate risks involved in entering a new market through thorough assessment of a technology domain in a given jurisdiction.
  • In the event of a valid blocking patent, our FTO search aids your analysis to determine the best course of action: purchase or license, cross-license, patent pools, etc.
  • Determine uncrowded technology domains for possible R&D programs.

What we deliver

  • A dedicated PhD-level subject matter expert, patent agent, or patent attorney leading your search projects to ensure high quality results. Our experts will work with you to understand and identify the key inventive aspects of your invention.
  • Customized search strategies tailored according to your technical or legal specifications.
  • Concise, easy-to-navigate reports with claims mapping charts that provide you with a clear visual presentation of relevant disclosures.
  • Time-saving and cost-saving preliminary reports provided at an agreed date to ensure that our search is well-aligned with your expectations.
  • Access to our network of patent agents and patent attorneys best suited for your technology domain through our Patent Expert Edge program.

Why Parola Analytics?

Expert-led prior art searches.

We have been a trusted name in prior art search services, with more than 10 years of industry experience. All your projects with us are supervised by patent and subject matter experts.

The best, cost-effective option.

Our pricing remains one of the most competitive in the market, without foregoing quality. We tailor our services based on your needs and your budget.

Trusted by the names that matter.

We have performed prior art search services for several Fortune 500 companies, American Lawyer 100 firms, and many of the most prestigious patent law firms in the US.

What our clients say about us

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