An opportunity to-work (FTO) or Right-to-Use Search or Right-To-Market or Clearance Search is a pursuit done on gave licenses or on forthcoming patent applications to decide whether an item or cycle encroaches any of the cases of the gave licenses or forthcoming patent applications. A freedom search may likewise incorporate terminated craftsmanship that goes about as a ‘protected harbor’ allowing the item or cycle to be utilized dependent on licenses in the public area. These inquiries are frequently performed by at least one expert patent searchers who are under the bearing of at least one patent lawyers.
FTO search can be led at any phases of item improvement/life cycle in subsequently to follow the course of item advancement and its commercialisation.
In the beginning phases of FTO search causes the designers to create non-encroaching items, cycles or innovation as for the important patent from outsiders.
Notwithstanding, one can direct FTO search just prior to dispatching or commercializing their item, cycle or innovation so as to evade patent suit which includes significant expense.