Editor: Willam H.Manz
What is the Patent Reform Act? The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (also known as the Patent Reform Act of 2011) makes the most significant changes to U.S. patent law since 1952. Among the changes made by the Act, the most significant and controversial is the switch in patent priority from “first to invent” to “first to file.” This change grants a patent to the first person to file a patent application, regardless of the date of the invention.
More than 6,000 pages of bills, reports, and hearings!
The historical 5-volume set includes the text of the Act, all bill versions and mark-ups, related bills, relevant reports and hearings, House and Senate debates, presidential remarks, and Congressional Budget Office reports.