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Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA)

Year of current version:2011
Date of Text (Enacted):September 16, 2011
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:The Leahy-Smith 'America Invents Act' (AIA), which was formerly titled the 'Patent Reform Act of 2011', amends title 35, United States Code to provide for patent reform.

Date of entry into force: The various provisions contained in the Act’s 37 sections take effect on different dates.
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Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), Complete document (pdf) [326 KB]

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