Since a patent has limited time span, scope and is applicable in particular countries, Freedom to Operate (FTO) or Clearance Search helps to evaluate whether a proposed product has freedom to operate in a country. Freedom to Operate/Clearance Search determines any infringement of a patent by a product or service to be launched. It is a jurisdiction-based search that evaluates any intellectual property rights that may hinder the manufacturing and marketing of a product in particular countries. A FTO search conducted can help in deciding the direction of product development. […]