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Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Index Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. [1]

43 relations: Amy Klobuchar, Backlog of unexamined patent applications, Barack Obama, Chris Coons, Chuck Grassley, CNNMoney, David Kappos, Democratic Party (United States), Detroit, Dianne Feinstein, First to file and first to invent, Gary Locke, Inter partes, Inter partes review, Interference proceeding, Inventor (patent), Jeff Sessions, Joe Lieberman, Jon Kyl, Lamar Smith, Markup (legislation), Orrin Hatch, Patent troll, Patrick Leahy, Politico, President of the United States, Prior art, Reexamination, Republican Party (United States), Revolving door (politics), Sufficiency of disclosure, Texas, The National Law Review, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States House Committee on the Judiciary, United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States patent law, United States Senate, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Vermont, Virginia.

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Jean Klobuchar (born May 25, 1960) is an American former prosecutor, author, and politician.

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Backlog of unexamined patent applications

Although not clearly defined,, January 2010 (pdf, 1,59 MB).

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

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Chris Coons

Christopher Andrew Coons (born September 9, 1963) is the junior United States Senator from Delaware and a member of the Democratic Party.

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Chuck Grassley

Charles Ernest Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Iowa, a seat he was first elected to in 1980.

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CNNMoney

CNNMoney.com is a financial news and information website, operated by CNN.

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David Kappos

David "Dave" J. Kappos (born March 3, 1961, Palos Verdes, California) is an attorney who served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from 2009 to 2013.

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Democratic Party (United States)

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).

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Detroit

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.

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Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California, a seat she has held since 1992.

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First to file and first to invent

First to file (FTF) and first to invent (FTI) are legal concepts that define who has the right to the grant of a patent for an invention.

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Gary Locke

Gary Faye Locke (born January 21, 1950) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 10th United States ambassador to China (2011–14).

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Inter partes

The term inter partes is the Latin for "between the parties".

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Inter partes review

An inter partes review (IPR) is a procedure for challenging the validity of a United States patent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Interference proceeding

An interference proceeding, also known as a priority contest, is an inter partes proceeding to determine the priority issues of multiple patent applications.

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Inventor (patent)

In patent law, an inventor is the person, or persons in United States patent law, who contribute to the claims of a patentable invention.

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Jeff Sessions

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 84th and current Attorney General of the United States since 2017.

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Joe Lieberman

Joseph Isadore Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is an American politician and attorney who was a United States Senator for Connecticut from 1989 to 2013.

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Jon Kyl

Jon Llewellyn Kyl (born April 25, 1942) is an American attorney and politician.

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Lamar Smith

Lamar Seeligson Smith (born November 19, 1947) is an American politician in the Republican Party who has served in the United States House of Representatives for since 1987.

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Markup (legislation)

Markup (or mark-up) is the process by which a U.S. congressional committee or state legislative session debates, amends, and rewrites proposed legislation.

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Orrin Hatch

Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is an American attorney and politician serving as the senior United States Senator for Utah who has been the President pro tempore of the United States Senate since 2015.

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Patent troll

In international law and business, patent trolling or patent hoarding is a categorical or pejorative term applied to a person or company that attempts to enforce patent rights against accused infringers far beyond the patent's actual value or contribution to the prior art, often through hardball legal tactics (frivolous litigation, vexatious litigation, strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP), chilling effects, and the like).

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Patrick Leahy

Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Vermont, a seat he was first elected to in 1974.

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Politico

Politico, known earlier as The Politico, is an American political journalism company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.

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President of the United States

The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.

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Prior art

Prior art (state of the art or background art), in most systems of patent law, is constituted by all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent's claims of originality.

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Reexamination

In United States patent law, a reexamination is a process whereby a third party or inventor can have a patent reexamined by a patent examiner to verify that the subject matter it claims is patentable.

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Republican Party (United States)

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Revolving door (politics)

In politics, the "revolving door" is a movement of personnel between roles as legislators and regulators, on one hand, and members of the industries affected by the legislation and regulation, on the other.

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Sufficiency of disclosure

Sufficiency of disclosure or enablement is a patent law requirement according to which a patent application must disclose a claimed invention in sufficient detail for the notional person skilled in the art to carry out that claimed invention.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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The National Law Review

The National Law Review is an American law journal, legal news website and legal analysis content-aggregating database.

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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (also known as TJHSST, TJ, or Jefferson) is a Virginia state-chartered magnet school in Fairfax County, Virginia.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit; in case citations, Fed. Cir. or C.A.F.C.) is a United States court of appeals headquartered in Washington, D.C. The court was created by Congress with passage of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, which merged the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate division of the United States Court of Claims, making the judges of the former courts into circuit judges.

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United States House Committee on the Judiciary

The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.

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United States patent law

Under United States law, a patent is a right granted to the inventor of a (1) process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, (2) that is new, useful, and non-obvious.

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United States Senate

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.

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United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, informally the Senate Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of 21 U.S. Senators whose role is to oversee the Department of Justice (DOJ), consider executive nominations, and review pending legislation.

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Vermont

Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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Virginia

Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.

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America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, HR 1249, HR.1249, HR1249, Patent Reform Act of 2011, S.23.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leahy-Smith_America_Invents_Act

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