U.S. Patent Small Claims Court

Project Contacts

Staff Counsel

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.