To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``America Invents Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. First inventor to file. Sec. 3. Inventor's oath or declaration. Sec. 4. Defense to infringement based on earlier inventor. Sec. 5. Post-grant review proceedings. Sec. 6. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Sec. 7. Preissuance submissions by third parties. Sec. 8. Venue. Sec. 9. Fee setting authority. Sec. 10. Fees for patent services. Sec. 11. Supplemental examination. Sec. 12. Funding agreements. Sec. 13. Tax strategies deemed within the prior art. Sec. 14. Best mode requirement. Sec. 15. Marking. Sec. 16. Advice of counsel. Sec. 17. Ownership; assignment. Sec. 18. Transitional program for covered business method patents. Sec. 19. Clarification of jurisdiction. Sec. 20. Technical amendments. Sec. 21. Travel expenses and payment of administrative judges. Sec. 22. Patent and Trademark Office funding. Sec. 23. Satellite offices. Sec. 24. Patent Ombudsman Program for small business concerns. Sec. 25. Priority examination for technologies important to American competitiveness. Sec. 26. Designation of Detroit satellite office. Sec. 27. Effective date. Sec. 28. Budgetary effects.
SEC. 2. FIRST INVENTOR TO FILE.
(a) Definitions.--Section 100 of title 35, United States Code, is amended by adding at...