Quantum Trademarks

Can you register "QNED" as a trademark in class 9 for, among other goods, TV sets or displays? Or does the acronym QNED means "quantum nano (light-)emitting diode? This was the question decided by the Appeal Board of the European IP Office recently in case R721/2021-4 (Details linked here). The...

Quantum Entanglement and Patent Protection

Quantum Entanglement and Patent Protection Quantum computing may well represent the next challenge in obtaining patent protection, as indicated by a recent decision from the US Court of Appeal of the Federal Circuit upholding a decision by the US Patent Office to reject four patent applications allegedly based on the...

Quantum Patents Looking at the Intellectual Property Landscape

Since 2014 there has been a massive increase in the number of patent applications filed in the field of quantum technology. This presentation reviews the increase in the filing rate and will look at the geographical areas in which the most patent applications are generated as well as the major...