Understanding the background, defining terms and objectives; fundamentals of FTO search scope, methods for searching for claimed features, using basic legal status tools to assist valuation, and understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perspective.
28 Feb 2020
& 8 Oct 2020
To excel in your searching role you need to get to grips with the fundamentals of FTO, understand the scope of a search and analyse the types of rights you will encounter. Critically, you also need to understand how to interpret and evaluate the results from an FTO perspective. Are you up to date with the latest searching methods and technologies? Can you verify the status of patents and report your FTO search accurately?
This must-attend, value-rich event, led by an expert in the field, will answer all your queries and ensure you’re working effectively and comprehensively to get the best results for your business or client.
Background and motivations to freedom-to-operate searching; extent, timing, caveats
Fundamentals of FTO search scope
Reporting aspects for an FTO search
Stephen Adams is Director of Magister Ltd, a patents documentation consultancy and training service. He worked in technical information for over 20 years, latterly for nearly 9 years with Zeneca Agrochemicals (now Syngenta) as their principal patent searcher. He is Director-at-Large for PIUG Inc.