Quantum technologies applications



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Date

Start: 19.05.2022
End: 24.05.2022

Location

Workshop, online

Organised by

Working language(s)

English

Description

Expert workshops are a unique platform for experts from the national offices of member states to interact with their peers at the EPO. Participants discuss selected cases in a technical field and compare the practices at the different national patent offices and the EPO. If applicable, the main decisions of the Boards of Appeal and the most relevant national case law are discussed from the point of view of patent examiners.

The workshop addresses patenting issues related to the applications of quantum technologies. After a general introduction to quantum technologies, the workshop focuses on their applications to the fields of sensing and computing.

Participants will be senior patent examiners working in the fields under discussion. The objective of the workshop is to foster an exchange of practices between the participants.

EPO examiners will introduce the challenges they encounter when processing patent applications in these technical fields, such as:

- How to build a suitable search strategy?
- Clarity issues
- Applying the general rules for computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) to applications relating to quantum computing

Format: online workshop. Length: 14 hrs: 6 hrs of lectures, 8 hrs of self-study

Requirements: proven experience in the fields addressed by the workshop

Target groups

Level of expertise

Advanced

Medium

Online training

Venue details

Online event.

Contact

European Patent Office

European Patent Academy
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
80469 Munich
Germany
academy@epo.org

Max. number of participants

32

Reference

OW01-2022

Registration deadline

Deadline for registration is over.