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New America Invents Act, the Most Comprehensive Patent Reform Act in 175 Years

On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the “Act”), which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) termed “the most comprehensive overhaul to our nation’s patent system since 1836.”

The Act (H.R. 1249), co-sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 23, 2011 by the Senate on September 8, 2011 by decisive bi-partisan votes in both chambers.

For more information on the America Invents Act, See our article, President Obama Signs into Law Most Comprehensive Patent Reform Act in 175 Years, in Barnhart Law PLC’s TechLawBits – Technology & Internet Law Updates Blog.

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