America Invents Act

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

Important Dates

  • September 16, 2012 - Effective Date

Priority Examination for Important Technologies


Section 25 of the America Invents Act amends 35 U.S.C. § 2(b)(2) to allow for the Office to establish a procedure for “prioritization of examination of applications for products, processes, or technologies that are important to the national economy or national competiveness.”

Upcoming Events/Key Dates

This provision is thought to have become effective on September 16, 2012, pursuant to section 35 of the AIA, but no information regarding implementation of this procedure has been released.