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


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

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.

Summary (CRS)

9/16/2011--Public Law.(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on June 23, 2011. The summary of that version is repeated here.)Leahy-Smith America Invents Act - ... Read more >


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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1249”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 23, 2011 2:10 p.m.
Agreed to 283/140
Jun 23, 2011 4:41 p.m.
Failed 105/316
Jun 23, 2011 4:48 p.m.
Failed 81/342
Jun 23, 2011 4:59 p.m.
Agreed to 223/198
Jun 23, 2011 5:03 p.m.
Failed 129/295
Jun 23, 2011 5:15 p.m.
Failed 158/262
Jun 23, 2011 5:49 p.m.
Passed 304/117
Sep 6, 2011 6:05 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 93/5
Sep 8, 2011 5:30 p.m.
Bill Passed 89/9

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Jan 14, 2013

H.R. 2276 (Related)
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2011

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