Introduction to AIA
On September 16, 2011, President Obama is scheduled to sign into law the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” (hereafter “the Act” or “AIA”). The Act makes numerous changes to the governing United States patent statutes, which are codified in United States Code Title 35.
The Act is from a bill of the House of Representatives, 112th Cong., H. R. No. 1249. AmericanInventsActHR1249
Pertinent to the interpretation of the Act is the House Report on the Bill, 112th Cong., H.R. Report 112-98. HouseReportonAmericanInventsAct
Information on the legislation can be found at a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) website here.
A series of Chisum Patent Law Reference Guides will address specific changes, issues, and developments on the AIA.
CPLRG 076: Introduction to AIA
CPLRG 077: What the Reform Act Does NOT Reform
CPLRG 0078: Section-by-Section Analysis