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Finding Freedom to Operate (FTO) on STNext
A Freedom to Operate (FTO) search is one of the fundamental approaches that all Intellectual Property searchers must master. A FTO search combines a comprehensive search of in-force or pending claims text in the geographic jurisdiction of interest with a confirmation of active legal status. STNext provides the necessary features to perform a thorough FTO search including:
Comprehensive indexed worldwide patent family databases CAplusSM and Derwent World Patent Index® (DWPI) with searchable claims text
Easy Structure searching capabilities including Markush generic structures
Multiple full-text patent databases with searchable claims text and Numeric Property Search (NPS) capabilities
Legal status databases that provide easy confirmation of active status of granted patents including IFICLS, INPADOCDB, and INPAFAMDB