To Patent or Not to Patent: Panel Session

COMPSAC is IEEE Computer Society's signature conference on Computers, Software, and Applications. With an influx in new technology arriving every day, watch our industry discussion on when it makes sense to apply for patents.
IEEE Computer Society Team
Published 02/01/2021
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Watch one of COMPSAC 2020’s most popular discussions: To Patent or Not to Patent


Innovation in computing is key in today’s globalized market and companies must protect their intellectual property to safeguard their investments. Here is where companies must consider when it makes sense to patent their inventions. In this discussion, our speakers discuss the benefits of patenting and how they align with Standards and Open Source. The panelists will draw on their personal experience as inventors and their thoughts on what makes for a good patentable invention. They will also compare and contrast various approaches to intellectual property protection around the world (Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific). Lastly, they will also discuss helpful tips for seeking a patent grant.



  • Dejan Miojicic (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
  • Cecilia Metra (Università di Bologna, Italy)
  • Gordana Velikic (University of Rochester)
  • Hironori Kasahara (Waseda University)

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