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The Act

  • Text of the America Invents Act (PDF)
    • Summary
    • Effective Dates (PDF)
    • Article by Robert Armitage from the AIPLA Quarterly Journal entitled "Understanding the America Invents Act and its Implications for Patenting" (Volume 40, Number 1 Winter 2012) (PDF- AIPLA Members Only)
  • Legislative History & AIPLA Involvement
    (Reverse Chronological order)
    • H.R. 6621, To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act and 35, United States Code
      • The Bill
        • President Barack Obama signed H.R. 6621 into law on January 14, 2013 - Public law 112-274 (PDF)
        • Redline of the AIA with the changes from H.R. 6621 (PDF)
        • House agreed to the Senate's amendment on January 1, 2013
        • H.R. 6621, as passed by the Senate (with amendment), December 28, 2012 (PDF)
        • H.R. 6621, as passed by the House (with amendment), December 18, 2012 (PDF)
        • H.R. 6621, as introduced on November 30, 2012 (PDF)
    • H.R. 1249, The America Invents Act
      • The Bill
        • President Barack Obama signed H.R. 1249 into law on September 16, 2011 - Public law 112-29 (PDF)
        • Senate agreed to House amendment on September 8, 2011
        • H.R. 1249, as passed by the House (with amendment), June 23, 2011. (PDF)
        • Reported version of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, March 30, 2011. (PDF)
        • H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, Introduced March 30, 2011. (PDF)
      • House Committee Report on H.R. 1249, June 1, 2011. (PDF)
    • S. 23, The Patent Reform Act of 2011

      • The Bill
        • S. 23 passed the Senate on March 8, 2011 (PDF)
        • Reported version of S. 23, the Patent Reform Act of 2011. (PDF)
        • S. 23, the Patent Reform Act of 2011, Introduced January 25, 2011.(PDF)