Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Section 35. Effective date

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A patent reform act passed by Congress on September 16, 2011.

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SEC. 35. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the provisions of this Act shall take effect upon the expiration of the 1–year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply to any patent issued on or after that effective date.