On September 16th, 2011, then President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) which make large scale sweeping changes to the U.S. patent system. In short, AIA rules follow the first-to-file system, whereas the pre-AIA rules were first-to-invent. As these rules were implemented (Key date of March 16th, 2013), the exam underwent massive changes – with no less than 5 significant overhauls to the exam since then.
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