I would like to search for the previous or alternate names that a US-based company uses or has used in the past. Where would I find the name history of a company? I would like to perform this search on lots of different companies. Manually searching through SEC documents would be unfeasible.
An example: I want to find out if IBM had a previous/alternate name; I should be able to retrieve that is also goes/went by International Business Machines.
The end goal is to use this data to find all the patents assigned to a company.