Perform Searches: To discover new markets
- Perform Searches in my area of interest
- For similar or equivalent technologies
- For competitors or potential partners
- To discover new markets
An IP search is a very useful tool to discover new untapped markets and acquire valuable information about the development stage of a new market and the first entrants to that market. By making a specific patent search, you may discover a new field of technology related to a particular niche market not yet known or explored by your competitors. As you've probably already discovered, IP searches may vary in scope and complexity. It may be useful to consider the services offered by commercial IP search providers that offer their services for a fee or by subscription, and may provide value-added IP information, analytical tools, and other technologies for leveraging IP data.