America Invents Act

AIA: Changes by Section
USPTO Resources

Klarquist’s AIA Video
The AIA included many significant changes to the U.S. patent system. On March 16, 2013, the U.S. transitioned from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” patent system. Below is a short (two-minute) animation which visually illustrates some of the highlights of these changes.