We need to make two things clear.
First, we Patent Attorneys can give you 100% certainty when it comes to the question whether or not your product infringes a specific patent. That is what makes us patent attorneys different from common patent searchers that you find in the Internet and that are not qualified as patent attorneys.
The second point is that there will never be a 100% security in Freedom-to-Operate studies because of the sheer amount of patent publications that is out there. While it is easy to identify some possibily relevant earlier patents, it is very difficult to identify ALL possibly relevant patents and then to identify ALL those patents that are really relevant for your product.
This is why Landscape FTO searches were invented, and these are not acceptable: how to get some low-hanging fruits, cheap, and with some colorful slides.
Our Systematic FTO addresses the need for reliable information that is used in a professional environment. We first look at the big picture and define ALL potentially relevant patents and patent publications, and work out a systematic plan to analyze these. That comes with figure that represents both the work done and the work that can be done in order to increase the security level that has earlier been achieved.
In short words: there is always one more patent to look at: our databases contain about 80,000 patent publications for Singapore. And the Pareto principle applies. The effort for increasing the completeness of an FTO increases in a non-linear manner. The following picture illustrates this effect:
You can see that the most important limiting factor in Freedom-to-Operate searches is the available budget. Our Systematic FTO is the only way to reliably provide an optimized trade-off between this budget and the Level of Confidence that a company desires. And all that with the incredible Sprint Patent speed.