Do we have freedom-to-operate around specific biological sequences? Can we commercialize our sequence-based invention in specific markets?
Freedom to operate (FTO) research helps you determine if you can take action around a certain protein or genetic sequence – for example, for testing or commercialization – without infringing on the intellectual property rights of others. The scope of FTO research is narrower than patentability research, but requires greater depth due to the potential impact of mistakes.
GENESEQ on SequenceBase and Derwent Innovation can help minimize the risk of missing an important patent document. Unique sequence coverage in GENESEQ lets you find patents that are not in other databases. Detailed indexing and plain English annotations mean you can quickly understand the relevance of a document. This speeds your analysis and avoids wasting money on unnecessary translations. Complete your due diligence research in Derwent Innovation by analyzing full patent family details and current legal status of patents found with GENESEQ.