A freedom to operate analysis can vary widely in both complexity and cost, and we can help you choose the path that is right for your commercial needs, in a way that is cost effective for you. We offer a staged approach so that you can manage your budget along this path.

Our team can help you by:

  • Selecting the right search for identifying existing IP rights and the potential threats, because without identifying the main threats in the first place, any further analysis would be meaningless
  • Working to assess the risk level associated with each identified threat
  • Helping you steer a path around these identified threats, whether by cancelation of IP rights that might be blocking your way, by negotiating or licensing technology from others, or by advising on redesign of your product or brand
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"One of the United Kingdom's top patent filers and a regular presence at the EPO, HLK is a strong choice for patent prosecution across all technical fields"

The Legal 500 2023


"HLK stands out for providing professional, knowledgeable, and pragmatic advice which goes to the heart of the matter – this provides an exceptional client experience"

Client testimonial, The Legal 500 2023

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