Annual spend on IP litigation is on the rise. In 2019 alone there were approximately 216K IP related disputes resulting in about US $2 Billion awarded in damages. Faced with these potential extra costs, does it not make sense to consider IP litigation cases as a data point when conducting Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) searchers ?
Derwent’s search analysts assess the risk of patent infringement associated with a product or technology. Our results help you gain a better understanding of your patent rights, determine if you have the freedom to operate in a technology area and avoid potential risk of infringement.
Is it now time to reassess the way you or your agents perform FTO Searches.