Clearance | Freedom to Operate

Taylor IP focuses on the technical side of the patent law business. We prepare and prosecute patent applications (also known as “prep and pros” in the industry), and also render opinions on various topics.

For example, we render clearance/freedom to operate opinions to ensure that an invention will not infringe upon third party patents, or to identify potential infringement risks associated with third party patents.

In the event that a troublesome third party patent is identified, we analyze the patent in greater detail to determine the scope of protection of the patent and/or the validity of the third party patent. We also discuss potential design around options with our client to avoid infringement of a troublesome third party patent.