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Quantum computing, a field that harnesses quantum physical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform complex computational tasks, is an emerging technology area. The uncertainties regarding the feasibility of technical features and the knowledge possessed by those of ordinary skill in the art in this area give rise to interesting enablement questions.

In the article “PTAB Rulings Shed Light On Quantum Computing Patents” published by Law360, Sheppard Mullin Intellectual Property attorneys Alex Nie and Fred Qiu examine recent appeal decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board regarding several enablement rejections against quantum computing patent claims. These decisions provide insight for patent practitioners, offering guidance on best practices for avoiding and overcoming enablement rejections during the prosecution of quantum computing patents.

Read the article here.