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Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform computation.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. D-wave Systems Inc.
 
 
392
2. IBM
 
 
346
3. Microsoft
 
 
172
4. Northrop Grumman
 
 
119
5. Inventor
 
 
104
6. Intel
 
 
81
7. Toshiba International
 
 
73
8. Google (Alphabet)
 
 
57
9. Hewlett-Packard
 
 
55
10. Rigetti & Co., Inc.
 
 
48




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Human Necessities
  •  
    12
    8 Medicine/Hygiene , 4 Sports; Games; Amusements
  • Optical computing
  •  
    2
    2 Optical computing
  • Performing Operations
  •  
    7
    7 Physical or Chemical Processes or Apparatus in General
  • Chemistry
  •  
    37
    20 Crystal Growth , 8 Organic Chemistry , 7 Inorganic Chemistry , 2 Dyes; Paints
  • Metallurgy
  •  
    3
    3 Alloys
  • Fixed Constructions
  •  
    1
    1 Mining
  • Mechanical Engineering
  •  
    2
    2 Engines; Pumps
  • Physics
  •  
    280
    100 Optics , 83 Measuring; Testing , 64 Information Storage , 8 Control; Regulate , 7 Photography; Cinematography; Holography , 6 Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Engineering , 5 Musical instruments; Acoustics , 3 Information And Communication Technology [Ict] Specially Adapted for Specific Application Fields , 2 Education; Cryptography; Display; Advertising; Seals , 1 Signalling , 1 Checking-Devices
  • Computing
  •  
    1564
    1165 Computational models , 343 Electrical processor , 29 Business methods , 16 Data handling , 8 Optical processor , 3 Image processing
  • Electricity
  •  
    700
    510 Basic Electric Elements , 174 Basic Electronic Circuitry , 16 Other Techniques


    Recent Published Activity in Quantum Computing as of April 9, 2020