Quantum computers have the potential to perform multiple computations simultaneously.

Right now, they are on the verge of becoming commercially viable products that could be used to tackle the most challenging problems in computing, so companies that massively invest in the field deal with the challenge of which patents to focus their attention and their resources on.

Today, Robert Plotkin, a software patent attorney, computer scientist and one of the founding partners at Blueshift IP – a U.S. patent law firm specializing in software patents – focuses on another buzzword that you’ve probably heard for the past year or so: quantum computing.

So, listen to Episode 02 of The Software Patent Podcast – Beyond the Buzzwords series, to understand the challenges and opportunities posed by this topic for patent law and strategy.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The difference between a quantum computer and a classical one. (01:25)
  • What a qubit means and what is the practical importance of it. (02:15)
  • The advancements in the field so far. (03:31)
  • The opportunities and challenges of quantum computing, from a patent perspective. (04:15)

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