H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and closely resembles previously proposed legislation in the Senate in its previous session (Patent ...


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Mar 30, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 16, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 16, 2011.


Pub.L. 112-29


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 10, 2011
Length: 58 pages


Mar 30, 2011

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Apr 14, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Jun 23, 2011
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 8, 2011
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Sep 16, 2011
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1249 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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