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Friday Nov 04, 2011

USPTO Unveils Senator Patrick Leahy Photo Exhibit from America Invents Act Signing Ceremony

From: Director David Kappos

As the USPTO is in the midst of implementing the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, I am pleased to announce an exhibit featuring photographs from the Signing Ceremony taken by none other than—Senator Patrick Leahy. 

As shown in the picture above, Senator Leahy photographed the Signing Ceremony from a unique vantage not captured by any other photographer that day—directly behind President Obama as he inked his name onto the bill.  The unique images Senator Leahy took from that vantage crystallize the significance of the Act for the global intellectual property system.  In addition to Senator Leahy’s photos, the exhibit also features a red line of the Act along with one of the pens that President Obama used at the Signing Ceremony. The exhibit is located in the lobby of the USPTO’s Madison Building. 

Senator Leahy is a life-long photographer whose work has been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines.  After displaying at the USPTO, Senator Leahy’s photographs will join a larger exhibit of his work entitled, “World Leaders.”  We have a special opportunity to view images of the commencement of the first major patent reform in decades, taken by one of the Act’s lead authors, and I encourage you to visit the exhibit and be part of history.

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