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Patent documents contain well-structured information on companies and new technologies, which you can access via public databases. It is therefore worth carrying out a search in patent specifications. You can either do this yourself or with the help of the IPI's search services.
Patent specifications are published in various databases worldwide 18 months after filing – meaning you have free, valuable, up-to-date information on competitors, suppliers and the state of the art any time you need it. You can make good use of this information by carrying out a patent search:
You can search for patents yourself in various online databases and obtain an initial overview for free.
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions