Speaker: Neil Henderson
Abstract: The patent system provides a monopoly in return for disclosure of new technology. The disclosures (patent applications) are published and classified by technology to provide an extensive global resource available on line. Want to know how many patent applications Apple has for quantum cryptography? Who else is working in your area ? Does anyone hold a dominant position or are the rights widely distributed? By searching the patent office databases a full appreciation of past and present activity can be obtained. This lecture will demonstrate the use of the search tools publically avaialble, how to access the data, how to generate a patent landscape and discuss different ways this information may be used.
This is the third lecture in the CryptoWorks21 Intellectual Property (IP) Management Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. Knowledgeable speakers will provide more in-depth presentation built from the previous sessions.
The lectures are designed for researchers working in areas related to information technology, including cryptography and quantum technology.
This lecture series is open to all members of CryptoWorks21, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR), Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN). Please RSVP to Chin Lee a week before the event.