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TQT Lunch and Learn: A Case Study in Patent Development

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Featured Speaker: Alexandre Daoust, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

This presentation will delve into a practical example of a patent procedure associated to a specific quantum technology: a vectorial magnetometer. We will explore the specifics of the technology and its applications, review previously existing approaches and define the inventive step, explore the phrasing of the claims, and revisit the prior patents from the freedom-to-operate point of view. The presentation will also discuss the various factors which influence the value of a patent for a transformative quantum technology, in a manner to guide entrepreneurs, investors and other decision-makers in strategizing to maximize the impact of their intellectual property.

The session will begin with a presentation followed by interactive Q&A. Optional networking will take place between 1:15pm – 1:30pm.

RSVP is optional, yet strongly encouraged to ensure appropriate room capacity and refreshments.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sara Clark, Administrative Assistant, TQT at (519) 888-4567 x30311 or

We hope you will join us!

Transformative Quantum Technologies (TQT) is a collaborative research initiative led by the University of Waterloo. Building upon the world-renowned strengths of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing , TQT aims to accelerate the development and deployment of impactful quantum devices.

This Lunch and Learn serves to complement the ongoing CryptoWorks21 IP Management Lunch and Learn Lecture Series.