Skip to main content
University of Texas University of Texas Libraries

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright

Why Perform a Patent Search?

Why Perform a Patent Search?

The classic reason to perform a patent search is to assure an inventor that no previous patent interferes with the inventor's plan to file a patent application.

Other reasons include:

  • learning more about a new field of technology
  • market information
  • In order to track the intellectual property of competitors

For more information on searching business related patent statistics visit our guide.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License.