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Freedom to Operate

— Speakers: Amanda Simons, Lucy Barnes

In this webinar we provide a general guide to the Freedom To Operate (FTO) process from deciding when/whether to perform an FTO all the way to deciding how to deal with potential risks identified in an FTO.

Topics covered include:

  • When is an FTO appropriate
  • Searching considerations and costs (should the search include aspects like manufacturing methods/formulations and what sequences should be searched)
  • Evaluating potential FTO risks – key points of claim interpretation, other factors to consider such as applicant identity and expiry date
  • Processes for continued monitoring of FTO risks and potential modes of dealing with FTO risks