Clearstone FTO delivers efficient workflows centered around critical collaboration between key stakeholders involved in the patent clearance process.

It’s our
mission:

Accelerate Innovation

Complete freedom-to-operate and patent analysis faster with workflow capabilities that facilitate collaborative, transparent and efficient team reviews, ultimately getting products to market faster.

Mitigate Patent Infringement Risk

Focus on the critical issues by eliminating administrative tasks and potential errors from managing complex reviews in spreadsheets with an intuitive framework that allows for richer and more comprehensive analysis and a clear view of potential risks.

Build Leverageable Patent Knowledge

Archive and recall patent claims, determinations, and legal and technical rationale from previous reviews, allowing you to make future determinations quickly and consistently. With every FTO review performed, the historical analysis knowledge base grows with more insight.

Every day, thousands of users around the globe rely on Clearstone FTO to manage and collaborate on product clearance, freedom to operate, and patent infringement analysis.

What our customers are saying:

❝The Clearstone FTO Platform makes the FTO process easy and intuitive. It enabled us to easily recall our notes, comments and earlier determinations regarding a previously searched reference which helped to ensure analysis quality and reduced the chance of missing a claim while saving considerable time in completing the analysis.❞

-Carlyn Burton

Partner, Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton, LLP

❝We’re in a stronger position because of the competitive monitoring we’ve been able to do with Clearstone FTO.❞

-Senior IP Counsel

International Public Company

❝It is simply the best product on the market and I must have it.❞

-IP Counsel

Medical Device Company

❝If I could wave a magic wand and create the exact system I wanted, it would essentially be this system.❞

-IP Portfolio Manager & Patent Attorney

Leading Global Manufacturing Company

❝I am not aware of any other system that can support us with claims assessments like the Clearstone FTO Platform can. The efficiency gains are numerous, it provides a clear view of potential risks and makes it easier to confidently communicate those risks to leadership❞

-Patrick Traister

Chief IP Counsel, Braskem

We are a team of patent attorneys and technologists with a vision to pioneer the industry standard for digital FTO management. Together with ongoing feedback from our global user community, we are transforming how patent clearance is managed.

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Patent infringement risk can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars and carries with it the threat of triple damages in cases of willfulness. And while in recent history the possibility of large verdicts seemed unlikely, over the past year the industry has seen a sudden increase in billion-dollar mega-verdicts, some with willfulness enhancements. With […]

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We are thrilled to announce that ClearstoneIP Inc. has successfully completed a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II audit, performed by Sensiba San Filippo LLP. This is a major accomplishment by our team and demonstrates our proactive and complete dedication to cybersecurity and the protection of our customers’ data. Developed by the American […]

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The first time at the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit, Cisco was able to slice its damages penalty in half by eliminating the extra $23.6 million awarded by the trial court for enhanced damages due to willful infringement. On its second visit to the court of appeals, it was not so lucky. In SRI International […]

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ClearstoneIP, the only provider of digital workflow software that is purpose-built for the freedom-to-operate process, announced today its partnership with Reynen Court Inc., the fast-growing software company supported by a consortium of twenty of the largest global law firms. The Clearstone FTO platform will be featured and made available to discover, evaluate and procure for deployment to […]

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The latest Clearstone FTO upgrade brings powerful functionality for reviewing patent claims and capturing analysis in multiple languages. With this major architecture overhaul, users can now select claim sets from among several languages that may be available and perform deep analysis, including claim text highlighting and commenting, in any one or more languages. These enhancements […]

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In a recent Federal Circuit case, Eko Brands, LLC v. Adrian Rivera Maynez Enters., the court narrowly upheld a jury instruction that may have been rejected had the defendant raised its objections differently at trial. The case generally stands to reinforce the division of duties between the jury and the court (namely that the jury […]

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We’re excited to announce that Clearstone FTO has been recently enhanced with powerful new features to greatly improve collaboration between patent counsel and R&D.

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ClearstoneIP is proud to announce that it has been selected from a record number of applicants to participate in this year’s LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator. “The Legal Tech Accelerator is an extension of the company’s long-standing support of the legal startup community worldwide and helps power legal market innovation, whether inside or outside its business. […]

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A recent Federal Circuit case, Omega Patents v. CalAmp, underscores the importance of conducting early patent investigations and how they can help avoid enhanced damages due to willful patent infringement. CalAmp entered the appeal owing $9 million in compensatory and enhanced damages for willful patent infringement after a jury trial ($15 million total after attorney’s […]

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The Federal Circuit issued an interesting decision involving willful infringement last week, in particular relating to evidence needed to support a period of time during which the alleged willful activity took place. In SRI International, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., the appeals court found that SRI had not presented sufficient evidence to support a willfulness […]

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