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Amicus Briefs

IPO files amicus briefs in order to influence government IP policy for the benefit of members.  The IPO Amicus Brief Committee and Board of Directors carefully select cases of interest to a broad cross-section of IPO membership to file each year.  Anyone may submit a request for IPO to file an amicus brief.  Click the links below to view previously filed briefs or to view instructions for how to submit a request for an amicus brief.

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Current Oral Argument Schedule for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Amicus Briefs (past three years):

IPO Amicus Brief in Oil States Energy Services, LLC, Inc. v. Greene's Energy Group LLC, 16-217, 08/31/2017
IPO Amicus Brief in SAS Institute Inc. v. Joseph Matal, 16-969, 07/20/2017
IPO Amicus Brief in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 16-1284, 07/11/2017
IPO Amicus Brief in European Patent Office, Enlarged Board of Appeal G1/16, 02/28/2017
IPO Amicus Brief in In re Silver, 16-0682, 02/27/2017
IPO Amicus Brief in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corporation, 15-1944, 02/22/2017
IPO Amicus Brief in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., 15-1189, 02/22/2017
Factum of Intervener IPO in Astrazeneca v. Apotex before the Supreme Court of Canada, 10/18/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in In re Aqua Products, Inc., 15-1177, 10/05/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, 15-866, 09/19/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., 14-1538, 09/07/2016
IPO Motion for Leave to Intervene in Astrazeneca v. Apotex at Canadian Supreme Court, 08/02/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in SCA Hygiene AG v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, et al., 15-927, 07/22/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in Sequenom, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., et al., 15-1182, 04/18/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC v. Michelle K. Lee, 15-446, 03/07/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in Supap Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 15-375, 03/07/2016
IPO Amicus Brief on Questions Referred to the European Patent Office's Enlarged Board of Appeal in Case G1/15, 02/12/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc, 14-1469, 02/05/2016
IPO Amicus Brief in Halo Electornics, Inc. v Pulse Electronics, Inc. et al. and Stryker Corp., et al. v. Zimmer, Inc., et al., 14-1513; 14-1520, 12/16/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Michelle K. Lee, 15-446, 11/09/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., 2014-1139, -1144, 08/27/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., 14-1617, 1619, 08/19/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp., HTC America, Inc., 15-1574, 08/12/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 09-1372, 06/26/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, 14-1301, 04/06/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in SCA Hygiene Products AG v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, et al, 13-1654, 03/06/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Steven Kimble, et. al. v. Marvel Entertainment, Inc., 13-720, 02/04/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 13-896, 01/26/2015
IPO Amicus Brief in Suprema, Inc. & Mentalix Inc. v. ITC and Cross Match Technologies, Inc. 12-1170, 08/18/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., 13-1306, 07/28/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. v. Sandoz, Inc. et al., 13-854, 06/20/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Baxter International Inc. v. Fresenius USA, Inc., 13-1071, 04/07/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 13-369, 03/03/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., et al., 12-786, 03/03/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Alice Corp. Pte. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 13-298, 01/29/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc., 12-1163, 01/25/2014
IPO Amicus Brief in Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., 12/09/2013
IPO Amicus Brief in Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., et al, 09/23/2013
IPO Amicus Brief in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc., 2012-1334, -1335, 08/15/2013
IPO Amicus Brief in Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North America Corp. and Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., 12-1014. -1015, 06/26/2013
IPO Amicus Brief in Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics, 03/14/2013
IPO Amicus Brief in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., 02/28/2013
IPO Amicus Brief in Vernon H. Bowman v. Monsanto Co., et al., 01/18/2013
IPO Amicus Brief in CLS Bank International v. Alice Corp., 2011-1301, 12/07/2012
IPO Amicus Brief in Jaffe v. Samsung Electronics, 11/19/2012
IPO Amicus Brief in Robert Bosch LLC v. Pylon Manufacturing Corp., 09/24/2012
IPO Amicus Brief in Already v. Nike 11-982, 08/23/2012
FCBA and IPO Amicus Brief in Beer v. U.S. in the Federal Circuit, 07/10/2012
IPO Amicus Brief in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, 11-697, 07/09/2012
IPO Amicus Brief in Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO, 10-1406, 06/15/2012
FCBA and IPO Amicus Brief in Beer v. U.S. at Federal Circuit, 04/16/2012
IPO Amicus Brief in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories., Inc., 11/02/2011
IPO Amicus Brief in Kappos v. Hyatt, 09/07/2011
IPO Amicus Brief in Golan v. Holder, 08/11/2011
IPO Amicus Brief in Unique Product Solutions, Ltd. v. Hy-Grade Valve, Inc., 05/20/2011
IPO Amicus Brief in i4i v. Microsoft, 03/18/2011
IPO Amicus Brief in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., et al., 09-1159, 02/01/2011
IPO Amicus Brief in Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., 12/08/2010
IPO Amicus Brief in In re BP Lubricants USA, Inc., 11/08/2010
IPO Amicus Brief in Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO, 10/29/2010
IPO Amicus Brief in Costco v. Omega, 09/08/2010
IPO Amicus Brief in TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Corp., 08/02/2010
IPO Amicus Brief in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 07/28/2010
FCBA and IPO Amicus Brief in Beer v. U.S., 06/14/2010
IPO Amicus Brief in Ferring B.V. et al v. Meijer Inc. et al., 04/30/2010
IPO Amicus Brief in Hyatt v. Kappos, 04/06/2010