USPTO to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of America Invents Act

Event will highlight sweeping changes to nation’s intellectual property system
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Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it is co-sponsoring with the American Intellectual Property Law Association an event commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, in Washington, D.C. The event will feature remarks from USPTO leadership and Congressional representatives on the AIA’s impact as a piece of the sweeping changes to our intellectual property (IP) system.  Additionally, there will be a panel discussion with key leaders from the IP community about the impact of the AIA on businesses and communities of all sizes, and next steps for our IP system to continue tracking the pace and breadth of modern innovation.                     

What:  America Invents Act Fifth Anniversary Forum

When:  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Where:  Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2226

Who:  Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Senator Patrick Leahy, Representative Lamar Smith

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