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The America Invents Act: One Year Later

Joseph M. Potenza

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The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) brought about some of the most dramatic changes to U.S. patent law since the Patent Act of 1836, and perhaps even since the original 1790 Patent Act. On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed H.R. 1249 into law (Public Law 112-29).

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