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American Inventors Protection Act

The American Inventors Protection Act (AIPA) is a United States federal law enacted on November 29, 1999 as Public Law 106-113. In 2002, the Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2002, Public Law 107-273, amended AIPA.

AIPA contains significant changes to American Patent Law. AIPA added [1]

Political considerations

Large corporations generally supported the bill. Independent inventors generally opposed the bill. [4]

See also


  1. ^ American Inventor's Protection Act of 1999
  2. ^ United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) web site, Patents > Inventors Resources > Complaints
  3. ^ Invention Promotion Firm, Federal Trade Commission, retrieved 2013-08-30
  4. ^ Edward Robinson "They Saved Small Business When corporate America tried to seize the patent system from independent inventors, this Boston couple came to the rescue.", Fortune Small Business Magazine, April 1, 2000
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