Freedom to Operate Analysis


Freedom to operate is the foundation of business activity.

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A freedom to operate analysis is a comprehensive account of the boundaries within which a company is free to operate, taking into account the patents of competitors.

Analyzing the freedom to operate of a company assures the safety of business activities and helps to avoid patent disputes.


A freedom to operate analysis:

  • makes an extensive determination of a company’ freedom to operate in relation to third parties’ rights.
  • provides a specific and clear picture of the patents and protections held by competitors within defined product groups.
  • provides security when moving into new market areas and aids in the defence of one’s own IP rights.
  • prevents unintentional patent infringement and thus extra expenses resulting from these disputes.
  • helps to correctly target product development and resources, for example, into products having wider freedoms to operate.

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