America Invents Act Anniversary

 

Five years ago, President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) into law to modernize the U.S. patent system and strengthen America’s competitiveness in the global economy. Together, we have worked to improve our nation’s intellectual property (IP) landscape to ensure America remains a hub for the brightest ideas and most ambitious endeavors in the world.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., we will commemorate the 5th anniversary of the AIA. This event will feature remarks from members of Congress, USPTO leaders, and industry stakeholders. A panel discussion will review the impact of AIA reforms on businesses of all sizes, independent inventors, and the innovation community, as well as explore next steps for America’s IP & innovation economy.

The event will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building (Room 2226) in Washington, D.C. A reception will follow. Please RSVP if you will attend.

To learn more about the history of the implementation of the America Invents Act, visit the AIA implementation web pages and blog.

 

Speakers:

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee
Michelle K. Lee
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)