What to Expect
Bastian is committed to drafting patent and utility model applications so that they stand up to scrtutiny in multiple jurisdictions. Bastian values a detailed patent disclusure comprising mutliple defense lines.
Patents block others, so there may be patents that block you. Hence it is advisable to carry out a freedom-to-operate (FTO) search in parallel to a patent application. This should be repeated 18 months after SOP. Risk mitigation via FTOs can be used not only for your own peace of mind, but also to convince investors to release money for your project.
By asking engineers the right questions, Bastian can identify potentially subject-matter both for an FTO and a patent application.