On September 16, 2011 President Obama signed the LEAHY–SMITH AMERICA INVENTS ACT. The Act will help American inventors receive patents on their inventions more efficiently by reducing delays and unnecessary litigation. The Act will also bring the US to the same level as the the majority of the world, by defining the effective filing date of an application as the “actual filing date.” There are many more important changes implemented by the Act, so take a further look as to what the new patent act will bring!
For the official text of the America Invents Act, please visit:
Also, check out President Obama at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology signing the act into law at: