Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (ET)


Quantum computing is starting to gain mainstream acceptance because of its capability to revolutionize our way of processing information while safeguarding critical data through quantum-safe cryptography solutions. Various businesses are now looking into the potential of quantum computing to leverage their products and services. With the promising future of this emerging technology, companies must step in and discover how to make the most out of the vast opportunities.

Quantum computing is set to transform many industries and forward-thinking companies are preparing to reap its benefits.  Yet few attorneys and legal departments are prepared to grapple with the complex legal issues raised by this revolutionary technology.  Attorneys who handle contracts, patents, licensing, and other legal issues for quantum computing companies require a solid understanding of how the technology impacts the nature and scope of their clients’ legal rights in order to serve those clients competently and successfully.

Join exceptional leaders in patents Robert Plotkin (Blueshift IP) and Michael Pack (Polsinelli) as they offer a comprehensive discussion of quantum computing in relation to a wide range of legal issues. The speakers will share best practices and offer tips for avoiding common pitfalls when handling legal issues in the field of quantum computing.


This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • Recent Quantum Computing Developments
  • How to draft quantum computing patent applications to maximize patent eligibility
  • Special considerations for non-obviousness of quantum computing inventions
  • Educating patent examiners about quantum computing
  • What the Future Holds for Quantum Computing



Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast (CLE)



General Knowledge of Quantum Computing


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Law Practice Management


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Michael Pack, PhD., Associate

Michael Pack, PhD., counsels’ clients in a variety of intellectual property matters. His background and experience in the areas of engineering, technology, and law enable him to successfully provide clients with strategic solutions on patent prosecution and technology matters.

Michael represents a broad range of clients, prosecuting patent applications for U.S. and foreign corporations in many fields, including:

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Computer vision and image/signal processing
  • Photonics
  • Quantum computing and measurement
  • Telecommunications (wireless and optical)
  • Medical imaging (CT, PET, MRI, and ultrasound imaging)
  • Remote sensing
  • Cryptography and blockchain technologies
  • Internet-of-things (IoT)
  • Cloud computing
  • Smart devices
  • Business methods

Robert Plotkin, Software Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner
Blueshift IP

Robert Plotkin is an MIT-educated patent attorney who has been specializing in software patents for over 25 years. He is also one of the few patent attorneys to have specific experience filing and obtaining significant numbers of patents on quantum computing software in the U.S. and worldwide.  He represents tech companies through all stages of their development, from initial conception through product development and launch, and through growth and exit, such as by acquisition or IPO.  He collaborates closely with his clients to obtain broad, strong, and defensible software patents in the U.S. and worldwide. He is a founding partner of Blueshift IP, a patent law firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts that specializes in software patents. His clients entrust him with their most valuable software patents and he is often called on to advise in business-critical software patent acquisitions and litigation.



Michael Pack, PhD.Associate


  • Unique challenges for quantum hardware patents, including quantum computing, measurement, and key distribution
  • Invention analysis and claiming for quantum inventions
  • Patent eligibility and enablement considerations for quantum inventions


Robert Plotkin, Software Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner

Blueshift IP

  • How to draft quantum computing software patent applications to maximize patent eligibility
  • Special considerations for non-obviousness of quantum computing software inventions
  • Educating patent examiners about quantum computing

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

10:00 am to 11:00 am (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Supply Chain Officers
  • Software Developers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Risk Management Executive
  • VPs/Director of Technology
  • VPs/Directors of Business Development
  • Logistics Officers
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Michael Pack, PhD.Associate
Robert PlotkinSoftware Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner
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