EPO Insight Report: Patent filings go quantum as computing power takes giant leap
The EPO has published its second patent insight report on quantum computing which contains an overview of trends in quantum computing at large and in particular sub-sectors. Some of the key findings of this report are:
- The number of inventions in the field of quantum computing multiplied over the last decade.
- Quantum computing inventions show a higher growth rate than in all fields of technology in general.
- The above-average share of international patent applications suggests high economic expectations with regard to the technologies in question and multinational commercialisation strategy.
- There is a dynamic patent trend in the sub-sectors 'physical realisations of quantum computing', 'quantum error correction/mitigation' and 'quantum computing and artificial intelligence/machine learning', where the number of inventions also multiplied.
According to the EPO, there are no signs that developments in the field of quantum computing will slow down in the next few years as we move ever deeper into a more complex digital landscape.
Read the EPO Patent Insight Report here.
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