Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Patent reform act signed into law

President Obama has signed H.R. 1249, the "Leahy-Smith America Invents Act," passed by the Senate the week before. The act presents the most comprehensive overhaul of the Patent Statute (35 U.S.C.) since it was enacted in 1952, including changing our system of awarding patents from those who invent first to those who file their application first.

Law.com has the full story.