American Investors Protection Act of 2005 Law and Legal Definition

The American Inventors Protection Act of 2005 brought significant changes to the American Patent Law. This Act added:

1. an earlier invention defense for business method patents;

2. publication of U.S. patent applications for foreign published applications;

3. patent term restoration for delays caused by the Patent and Trademark Office;

4. Request for Continued Examination (RCE) of patent prosecution procedure; and

5. disclosure requirements for Invention promotion firms.