The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (P.L. 112-29), signed into
law by President Obama on September 16, 2011, encompasses some of
the most substantial changes to patent law in centuries.
Bloomberg BNA today announces the publication of the
June 2012 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws, offering the
latest legislative developments affecting U.S. intellectual
property law, including provisions of the America Invents Act that
go into effect September 2012.
The myriad provisions contained in the America Invents Act will
have profound effects on attorneys and inventors for years to come.
Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws,
June 2012 Edition contains the full text of this Act
and provides helpful visual guides that will aid in understanding
the new law and the dates when new provisions will go into
The June 2012 Edition incorporates
the many important changes to U.S. patent law set forth in the
America Invents Act, including:
The June 2012 Edition also discusses
provisions relating to Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations for the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office, as well as
changes to patent fees. The reference includes a CD-ROM with the
entire text of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, plus full text
of the book itself, allowing for quick and easy searching. To aid
your research, the CD-ROM also provides an easy-to-use chart
showing all of the patent law revisions contained in the Act, as
well as their effective dates, and a full legislative history of
The editor of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws,
June 2012 Edition is Jeffrey M.
Samuels, the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and the
Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology
at the University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH. He was
formerly Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office and Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Patent,
Trademark & Copyright Journal.
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