Freedom to Operate Search

Freedom to operate searches can be used:

  • For mapping out a technical field
  • As a clarification for which countries possible rights apply
  • As inspiration prior to the commencement of a new development project
  • As information about who is operating within a given field
  • As a basis for assessing the potential for new activities in an area

Product characteristics

We search international patent databases on the basis of a description and drawings prepared by the customer. The scope of the search will be agreed upon in each individual case. The examiner performing the search will be in close contact with you

Upon conclusion of the search a report will be made.

The report can be customized but will normally include the following:

  • Specification of the aim of the search
  • Description of the scope of the search
  • Overview of references, i.e. divided into categories according to technical features or relevance
  • Search strategy and databases used for the search

Specification needed

  • A technical description of the idea, product o product features that you want us to search
  • A list of countries for which you want the clearance search done
  • The names of competitors in the field can often be helpful


Delivery time is normally within 2-3 weeks.
Before starting the search a latest delivery date and price estimate will be quoted.


We will give you a quote for a freedom to operate search depending on the scope of the task. The quote will be based on the hours spent. The price covers documents and costs for normally used databases.


If you need further information, have any questions or wish to order a search, see our contact details.