Patent Reform Act of 2005 Law and Legal Definition

The Patent Reform Act (“Act”) of 2005 is an Act that brought in more comprehensive changes to the U.S. patent law. This Act is said to have brought "the most comprehensive change to U.S. since Congress passed the 1952 Patent Act." This Act proposed many of the recommendations made by a 2003 report by the Federal Trade Commission and a 2004 report by the National Academy of Sciences.