Permission to use the Variational Quantum Thermailizer algorithm

I saw that VQT has been patented. I would like to know if we can still publish works where the algorithm is used, or do we need to ask permission from the patent holder?

Hi @Ana_Clara_Neves, thank you for your question.

I’m not a lawyer so please don’t take this as legal advice. From my understanding anyone who wants to use the algorithm would need to get a license for it from the patent owner. Maybe you can contact some of the authors in the original VQT paper and ask for more information (or ask an intellectual property lawyer).