INFRINGEMENT SEARCH

INFRINGEMENT SEARCH

infringement search. Patents. A patent search aimed at discovering whether a product or method infringes any in-force patent. ? An infringement search is usu. limited to the political territory where the patent is to be relied on. ¡ª Also termed clear-to-use search; freedom-to-operate search; FTO search. Cf. PATENTABILITY SEARCH; VALIDITY SEARCH.
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Carl, Chinese legal translator, specializes in translating legal documents pertaining to complex business disputes.