The Freedom-To-Operate Is A Freedom Worth Pursuing

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Technology startup companies often face unique challenges related to getting their businesses up and running, and may have to overcome those challenges using limited resources. Increasingly, due to the importance of intellectual property in the marketplace, they may be faced with assessing the IP landscape of potential products to avoid costly IP disputes.

These assessments are referred to as freedom-to-operate investigations, and can provide startups with assurances that there are no proverbial icebergs that could sink their ships. An FTO investigation may have a significant impact...
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