America Invents Act receives cautious welcome

  title={America Invents Act receives cautious welcome},
  author={J. Lawrence Fox},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  • J. Fox
  • Published 8 November 2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Biotechnology
President Barack Obama signed the America Invents Act into law on September 16, praising it as a “much-needed reform,” calling it “the most significant reform of the Patent Act since 1952” and predicting that it “will speed up the patent process so that innovators and entrepreneurs can turn a new invention into a business as quickly as possible.” Amid widespread praise, some critics dispute those optimistic claims, saying that the new law might instead stifle university researchers and… 
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