On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America
Invents Act, also known as the patent reform bill. The America Invents
Act makes the most sweeping changes to U.S. patent law in years,
including moving the U.S. towards a first-inventor-to-file system,
creating new USPTO proceedings for challenging the validity of patents
without litigation, providing for priority examination of important
technologies, expanding prior user rights as a defense to infringement
and mandating the establishment of three satellite offices of the USPTO.
View America Invents Act, H.R. 1249.
Summary of the Major Changes in Patent Law and USPTO Operations.
you have any questions or wish to discuss how this legislation may
impact you, please contact your attorney at Brinks Hofer Gilson &
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