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QB3/UC FTO Application Spring 2019

Patenting your invention is just one step in being able to commercialize a technology. Just being granted a patent does not guarantee that you will ultimately be successful. You need to make sure that you are not infringing on existing patents that could limit your ability to apply your technology. Ensuring that you have "Freedom to Operate" (FTO) can take many hours of a patent attorney's time.

To provide FTO analysis to selected startups at no charge, QB3 has partnered with UC Hastings. For companies accepted to the program, a team of law students with technical backgrounds will perform an FTO analysis. They will work closely with the company, under the supervision of an experienced attorney.

Please fill out this form to be considered for this opportunity. The deadline to apply is 5 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

This is a selective program. Approximately four applications will be chosen based on a match with the law students' technical background and interests. Strong preference will be given to incorporated companies with issued patents. Applicants will learn their acceptance status by the start of the new year.
Basic company information
Are you incorporated? *This question is required.
Where are you in patenting this technology? *This question is required.
Do you have any existing relationships with a law firm? *This question is required.
Where did the technology come from? *This question is required.
Additional contact information for key roles at company
What categories does your technology fit into? (check all that apply) *This question is required.
What disease space/therapeutic area is your company focused on? (mark all that apply) *This question is required.
In order to help us match you with appropriate attorneys and students, please indicate the general scientific space that you focus on in terms of IP.  *This question is required.
Company demographics (for our internal statistics only; does not affect eligibility) *This question is required.
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