U.S. Patent Small Claims Court

Project Contacts

Staff Counsel
202.480.2093
knowacki@acus.gov

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is engaging ACUS to conduct an independent study of issues associated with and options for designing a small claims patent court. The resulting report, which will ultimately be submitted to Congress, will address, among other topics, whether there is need for a small claims patent court, the feasibility and potential structure of such a court, and the relevant legal, policy, and practical considerations in establishing a small claims court.

ACUS is currently requesting public input on key questions related to the establishment and design of a small claims patent court. See the request for information here, which will be published in the Federal Register.