Book now - CIIPM's next training course, 'Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis - Fundamental'

Patent searchers - learn the skills needed to conduct Freedom to Operate (FTO) searches.

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There are still places available on CIIPM’s next online training course, Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis – Fundamental. This course, taking place on 24-25 March, provides patent searchers with the skills needed to conduct Freedom to Operate (FTO) searches.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • What is FTO?

  • When and how to prepare for FTO searching and analysis

  • Different search skills relevant to FTO

  • Keeping a project log and writing up your search strategy

  • How to determine the relevance of your results

  • Understanding legal status and finding out if a patent is in-force.

  • When to stop the search.

Practical exercises and Q&A will make the sessions as interactive as possible in the virtual setting.

The FTO Search & Analysis - Fundamental online course will take place over two 1.5 hour sessions on 24-25 March. Enrolment costs £190 + VAT for both sessions, course manual and certificate of attendance. Find out more on the CIIPM website,  

Already know the basics? Sign up to FTO Advanced which takes place on 14 and 15 April!

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