Prior to launching a new product into the marketplace or practicing a new process, it is important to understand the current patent landscape. Sughrue Mion PLLC is experienced in ascertaining whether our clients are "free to operate" their technology without impeding the rights of others.

A freedom to operate or product clearance analysis uncovers relevant patents and analyzes such patents to determine the scope and validity of the claim coverage. Our attorneys have the depth of knowledge in a wide variety of technology areas to provide our clients with the expertise necessary for a successful product launch. We diligently work with our clients to identify and assess the scope of a competitor's product and then determine the best manner to develop a product that avoids potentially unnecessary licensing restrictions and mitigates the risk of infringement legal disputes.