What happens when quantum computing and patents collide?

CIO Dive

When it comes to quantum computing becoming a mainstream technology, it is becoming clear that industry, government and academia must work together to reap the full benefits of this emerging technology.

At the Hudson Institute’s “The Quantum Revolution and Intellectual Property: Advancing and Protecting America’s Innovative Edge” on Wednesday, September 12th, ISARA’s Martin Laforest, Senior Business Development Manager, Quantum Technology Expert, emphasizes this point stating,

“Industry, for example, has the ability and resources to scale hardware to necessary levels for quantum computing breakthroughs, whereas academia is better suited theoretically to make these systems work.”

Alex Hickey conveys a good point that with past emerging technologies there was a potential disconnect between the technical expertise of the patent office and the corporations applying to protect their IP. If the patent offices had more resources, time and opportunities to develop a technical literacy we would see a more streamlined patent process facilitating easier IP protection.

Also, on Thursday afternoon the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan National Quantum Initiative Act (HR 6227) which will encourage greater collaboration between industry, government and academia paving the way to a quantum-enabled future.

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