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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Freedom to operate: Seminar + Livestream

Munich (DE): 28.11.2024

Starts: 28.11.2024 9:00hrs
Ends: 28.11.2024 17:00hrs


Novotel Munich Messe
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
81829 Munich


This one day seminar is mainly addressed to experienced or intermediate level patent attorneys and aims at providing insight on a freedom-to-operate (FTO) analysis which helps to identify risks involved in bringing a product to market in a country in which you wish to do so, without infringing existing third-party rights.

Our speakers, Olaf Ungerer and Colin McCarney, will present typical steps of an FTO analysis, what you should pay particular attention to, how to develop a search strategy, how to define a search object, how to link search terms, how to interpret patent claims, and how to evaluate found hits and what legal bypass options there are. This seminar will be moderated by Andreas Winter.

Extensive interaction with the audience is expected and welcome for this session.


Please note that this event contains two registrations (on-site and live stream) and will run separately via the links provided below.

Please register here for participation on-site.

Please register here for participating via livestream.

Target group

The seminar is intended for patent attorneys, heads and members of patent and legal departments and attorneys at law.

Level of expertise
Intermediate level

Application and use of personal data

Please do not use capital letters when filling the online registration form. Please indicate only personal email addresses.

By registering for this event, you accept that all your personal data may be used by the epi and authorised third parties (e.g. EPO) to the extent necessary to provide services or content you have requested. Please note our leaflet on privacy policy regarding the processing of your personal data.  

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After the event we will send you a link for a feedback survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary. The data processing in the survey is anonymous. If you do not wish to receive the link, you can object to the data processing in advance. To do so, please contact [email protected].

Working language

  • English


For further information, please contact Noreen Osterlehner ([email protected]).

Minimum number of participants

*If the minimum number of participants was not reached by the registration deadline, the event will be cancelled. In this case the epi will inform you immediately.


Online registration is disabled for this event. Please contact us for further information.