Sizing up the Competition: Conducting Thorough and Cost-Efficient Freedom to Operate Analyses

November 29, 2018 1:15pm

Mark D. Kafka
Associate Director, Assistant General Counsel
Genentech, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)

Ahmed Mousa, J.D.
Vice President, Licensing, IP & Legal Affairs
Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Boston, MA)

Alicia A. Russo
Venable Fitzpatrick

  • Exploring sources beyond patent databases: best practices for conducting effective landscape searches
  • Balancing the threats of blocking patents: potential infringement vs. potential injunction
  • Benchmarking with competitors: monitoring their activities while weighing the risks of your projects
  • Developing strategies for working the FTO results into the direction of the business
  • Understanding when to use written opinions