New products and technologies that have emerged in the last 20 years are likely to have patent protection. Therefore, companies to invest in a new product and technology need research on whether it has patent protection in Turkey or anywhere in the world. This study called Freedom to Operate or Patent Clearance in international literature is called as Production without Patent Risk or Patent Production Freedom.
Freedom to Operate requires good patent research and patent analysis. It is possible to conduct patent research free of charge from Google patents or ESPACENET database. However, because this database is not very suitable for reporting, paid databases are required. On the other hand, whether the patents determined regarding the product or technology to be produced constitute a technical risk, to determine which geographical areas and what risks are involved in legal terms is much more difficult and requires expertise. In addition to theoretical patent knowledge, a substantial fund of knowledge is required for this study. That those who will invest in a new product, technology or production facility make these decisions without any serious research or with superficial, general patent research is like building a business tower in a region without a development plan. Suspension of a new product and plant investments and exposure to destructive damages can be subject to like cessation or demolition of their construction at any time just like in construction investments.
KORDINAT conducts its Freedom to operate work by examining its patents and technical information from comprehensive databases all over the world. It analyzes, interprets and presents the data obtained as an expert opinion considering the benefit of the company.
In Freedom to operate reports prepared by KORDINAT attorneys, not only the risks and also the strategies that the firm can implement against these risks are presented. With such a work, the company sees possible risks and makes necessary revisions in its projects by taking pre-measures. Thus, possible damages will be prevented.