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Patently Inadequate

President Obama signing the America Invents Act

President Obama signed the America Invents Act into law on September 16, 2011, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA.

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The biggest change to U.S. patent law in nearly 60 years brings many changes, but fails to solve the software industry's most vexing problems.

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