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Cybersteel Inc.
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IP Risk Protection & IP Benchmark

IP Risk Protection:
PATGuide – PATEV’s competition monitoring service

You certainly know the current products of your competitors very well. However, their future products as well as ongoing developments only become visible through the monitoring of patent literature.

With PATGuide we do the monitoring for you and thus minimise your workload. To this end, we rely on efficient processes, advanced tools and professional services.

Our team of experts will strive to continually provide you and your staff with the following services:

  • specific monitoring of patent literature (information)
  • guided reading for your employees (effectiveness)
  • important workflows and processes (automation)
  • automated filing, documentation and access to the current knowledge database (infrastructure)
  • analysis and reporting of results for your management team (intelligence)


Freedom to Operate (FTO) Statement:
Avoid patent infringements – right from the beginning of your development activities!

A freedom to operate (FTO) search is conducted to ensure that the desired product can be safely launched without infringing or violating third party intellectual property rights. Only then is it to be expected that you may sell it without legal problems or produce it at all. A thorough FTO review is therefore essential for the development and future of new products. Initially, it is irrelevant whether individual product features are protected by a patent.

However, a proper and careful FTO search minimises the risks of costly patent disputes or even production downtimes. We use high-quality commercial databases for the review

FTO Product & FTO Technology

FTO Product covers the verification of precisely defined product features. In this context, we will carefully identify and categorize the technologically relevant information for you and prepare it in an understandable and clear manner. As a result, you will receive a solid basis for informed decision-making and profound advice on how to proceed.

An FTO analysis conducted during the development project also helps avoid costly post-processing early on. Therefore, we examine the corresponding patent landscape extensively and carefully at an early development stage in order to identify potentially problematic IP applications. We call this special type of FTO statement FTO Technology.

Corporate Benchmark Digitalisation –
Assess the strength of your competitive environment in terms of digital IP

A differentiated analysis of the IP situation of your company is important for your future business success – especially against the background of the digital transformation.

The Corporate Benchmark Digitalisation determines your position on the basis of transparent indicators. By providing an analysis of your company’s digitalisation activities in comparison to your competitors, we can support you regarding the strategic positioning of your company. In addition, the analysis results provide you with valuable indications regarding a possible course for further development in selected technology or business areas

Interested in receiving a customer-specific, free example of our IP Benchmark?Then please contact us. We will be glad to create a customised free preview for you.

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