Office of the Solicitor - Amicus Briefs

Amicus Briefs Reading Room

From time to time, the Federal Courts seek the input of the U.S. Government in cases in which the United States is not a party. In such cases, the United States usually files an "amicus curiae" or "friend of the court" brief, explaining the government's position on the issues. The following are links to amicus briefs in intellectual property cases in which the USPTO participated in formulating the government's position. These briefs, which were filed in either the United States Supreme Court or the United States Courts of Appeals, provide a record of the positions the government has taken in intellectual property litigation.