I’m not sure how many here have been following it but it has profound effects for independent inventors. The “American Invents Act” is actually two bills Senate Bill S23 and House Bill H.R. 1249. You can find more information on the topic at the links provided. One key change is the change from First to Invent to a First to File system.
First to File gives the advantage to those that have money to file on anything they have heard about and the opportunity to cheat the original inventor. This is based on a European model, that always bent toward the industrialist and not the common man.
Contact your local legislator and stop this!