Commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
In 2011, President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) to modernize the U.S. patent system and strengthen America’s competitiveness in the global economy. Over the last five years, we have worked to improve our nation’s intellectual property landscape to ensure that 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, leaders of the USPTO, 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, browse our webpages and blog about the AIA.
AIA Anniversary Materials:
- Media Advisory
- Remarks by Director Lee at the AIA 5th Anniversary event
- USPTO blog post - "Five Years of Patent Pro Bono Success"
- Huffington Post - "A Dynamic Patent System and the Power of American Innovation"