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PIUG Freedom to Operate Fundamentals: Comprehensive Techniques for Researching Freedom to Operate

  • 31 Oct 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • 21


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A patent search to discover Freedom to Operate (FTO) or Freedom to Practice is one of the fundamental searches an Intellectual Property searcher must learn to master. FTO searches provide details on what is legally protected and can yield insight into making informed business decisions.

Breakfast starts at 8:00 am and class starts at 8:30 AM.  All registrations include breakfast, lunch and both AM and PM breaks.

Registrant Type Early Bird
Jun 25 - Sep 28
Sep 29 - Oct 21
After Oct 21
PIUG Member $700 $775 $850
PIUG Non-member $800 $875 $950

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Name changes will be permitted until and including October 26, 2018.  If cancellation is received prior to October 15, 2018, a 50% refund of the registration fee will be provided.  No refund will be provided after October 21, 2018.  All changes and/or cancellation requests must be sent in writing to Ken Koubek at .

Hotel Accommodations

The Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is about one block from the Science History Institute and is offering PIUG course participants an excellent room rate for three days prior and after the course so that if you want to take advantage of the opportunity to visit some of the historical parts of the city you can.  Information regarding reservations at the reduced rates can be found at the bottom of the following page.  Please review the rate prior to booking a room to make sure you obtain the best price.

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