We rely on an in-house patent search department so as to be able to provide you with the best possible advice on questions relating to patent strategy, on how to obtain optimum protection for your intellectual property and on how to get around obstacles in the form of existing IP rights of competitors. Our researchers, who are specialized in freedom-to-operate and prior art searches, work closely with our patent attorneys. Together they develop and refine sophisticated search strategies. Based on the search results, our patent attorneys then evaluate freedom-to-operate questions, provide opinions on validity issues, or develop filing strategies. Search results can be updated every step of the way and monitoring of third parties' IP rights set up to keep an eye on the constantly evolving patent landscape and competitors' activities.