To determine if your inventions/products are not infringing valid IP rights of others. Freedom to Operate is often an early step prior to a marketing commercialization of a new product. Essentially, the FTO search would enable you to determine “if you might come in contact (infringe?) with certain patents and companies and in what territories”. The FTO search report is in MS-Excel and lists the following: Key Features, Relevant Blocking References, Family Members, Detailed Mapping Of Relevant References, Legal Status analysis of these references etc. To begin the project we require precise details of your products or inventions.