Public Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en Which Patent Reform Bill Doesn’t Destroy the American Patent System? http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/which-patent-reform-bill-doesn-t-destroy-american-patent-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) changed our patent system from a "first to invent" to a "first to file." It also created easier ways to invalidate patents. 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