Bill Introduced in U.S. Congress Directed to One Year Patent Grace Period

April 17, 2015

On April 14, 2015, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Vitter (R-LA) and Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) introduced the Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015.  The purpose of this bill is to correct an “unintended flaw” in the one-year grace period under the America Invents Act (AIA) during which an inventor who publicly discloses an invention has to decide whether or not to file a patent application directed to the invention.

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