America Invents Act

Source for information and real time news on implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Schwegman · Lundberg · Woessner

William Mitchell College of Law

About the America Invents Act

The America Invents Act (Public Law 112-29) was passed into law on September 16, 2011. This law reflects one of the most significant changes to the United States patent system. Its goal is to reform the patent system to foster innovation and increase protection of intellectual property assets. It also aims to resolve uncertainty in patent ownership and deliver a more efficient alternative to litigation in settling disputes between patent owners and challengers.

About the Sponsers

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., specializes in strategic patent portfolio planning and management, infringement, validity and clearance investigations, opinions, and all phases of intellectual property prosecution practice. SLW represents multinational corporations, middle-market businesses, universities, startups, and individuals. SLW currently has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; and Austin, Texas.

William Mitchell College of Law is a nationally known law school located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It has developed a reputation as “the lawyer’s law school,” producing lawyers with practical skills prepared to make an impact in the legal community. With over 11,000 alumni in leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies, top law firms, and government agencies, William Mitchell is represented throughout the nation.