Amicus Briefs

The student attorneys have written and contributed to amicus briefs before the Supreme Court of the United States, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri – Eastern Division and the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina – Greensboro Division. Below is the list of amicus briefs that the clinic filed since 2001.

Court Case  Clients Year
Supreme Court of the United States KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc.
Case No. 04-1350Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
A group of Economists and Legal Historians August 2006
LabCorp v. Metabolite Corp.
Case No. 04-607 (Decision – Forthcoming)Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible: Gabriel Groisman and Cynthia Lan
AARP December 2005
Merck KGaA v. Integra Lifesciences I, LTD.
Case No. 03-1237 DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible: Cynthia Lan, Scott Brairton and Nayoung Kim
Consumer Project on Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge February 2005
MGM v. Grokster
On Writ of Certiorari to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case No. 04-480 DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Peter Jaszi
Faculty Assisting: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible: Scott Albright, Thomas R. Burns Jr., Traci Hale and Elaine Tran
Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Free Press and Public Knowledge February 2005
MGM v. Grokster
On Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Case No. 04-480 DecisionThis was a collaborative project between the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and the Glushko–Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law.Counsel of Record: Professor Peter Jaszi (WCL) and Laura Quilter (Boalt Hall)
Faculty Assisting: Professor Joshua Sarnoff (WCL)
Students Responsible (Boalt Hall): Lila Bailey and Sherwin Siy
Students Responsible (WCL): Scott Albright, Benjamin Allen, Saad Aslam, Scott Brairton, Thomas Burns, Regan Fitzgerald, Dalia Georgi, Traci Hale, Nabila Isa-Odidi, Amy Jiron, Laurel Johnson, Nayoung Kim, Isadora Lee, Janet Lee, Tuan Nguyen, Ramya Prakasam, Lara Simon, Fernando Soltanik, Chris Sorey, and Elaine Tran
Computer and Communications Industry Association and Internet Archive November 2004
Medtronics Vascular, Inc. v. Cordis Corp.
On Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Case No. 03-963 DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Public Knowledge February 2004
Duke University v. John M. J. Madey
Case No. 02-1007Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Faculty Assisting: Professor Peter Jaszi
Students Responsible: Nathan Mitchler and Cheree Simpson
Consumer Project on Technology and Public Knowledge January 2003
Victor’s Little Secret v. Victoria Secret Catalogue, Inc.
Case No. 01-1015 DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Peter Jaszi
Faculty Assisting: Christine Haight Farley, Victoria Phillips, Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible: Christianna Lewis, Gunther Oakey and Gene Park
Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Adbusters Media Foundation June 2002
Eldred v. Ashcroft
Case No. 01-618 DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Peter Jaszi
Faculty Assisting: Professor Ann Shalleck
Students Responsible: Christine Calareso, Lincoln Harris, Sheryl Rakestraw, and Timothy Tyre
American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, Digital Future Coalition, Medical Library Association and Society of American Archivist May 2002
Eldred v. Ashcroft
Case No. 01-618 DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Peter Jaszi
Faculty Assisting: Professor Ann Shalleck
Students Responsible: Christine Calareso, Lincoln Harris, Sheryl Rakestraw, and Timothy Tyre
National Writers Union, Charles Baxter, Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, William Gass, Patricia Hampl, Eva Hoffman, Ursula K. Leguin, Barry Lopez, Peter Mattiessen, Jack Miles, David Foster Wallace, Lawrence Golan, Ronald Hall, Richard Kapp, John McDonough, the United States Public Policy Committee for the Association of Computing Machinery, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, the Apache Software Foundation, the Domain Name Rights Coalition, the Center for the Public Domain, Public Knowledge, the Digital Future Coalition, the Public Domain Research Corporation, the Center for Book Culture, Litnet, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, and the Consumer Electronics Association May 2002
Festo Corp. v. SMC Corp. 
Case No. 00-1543Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible: Shondell Foster, Sam Hechtman
Georgina McCaughan, and Justin Perillo
Consumer Project on Technology October 2001
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit WNET v. Aereo, Inc.
Case No. 12-2786-cvCounsel of Record: Peter Jaszi
Students Responsible: Kate Collins, Seth O. Dennis, Sarah K. Leggin, and Bijan Madhani
The Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union  November 2012
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. AereoKiller LLC
Case No. 13-55156
Counsel of Record: Peter Jaszi
Students Responsible: Kate Collins, Seth O. Dennis, Sarah K. Leggin, and Bijan Madhani
The Consumer Federation of America  November 2012
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit AARP v. Myriad Genetics Inc.
Case No. 2010-1406.Counsel of Record: Practitioner-in-Residence Nabila Isa-Odidi
Students Responsible: James Conlon, Trini Jones, Maanasa Kona, Gregory Lultschik, Elizabeth Shen, Alexandra Sternburg
AARP December 2010
In Re Seagate Technology LLC,Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible: Gina Bassi and John McCliggott
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Public Patent Foundation. March 2007
Integra Lifescience I, LTD. v. Merck KGaA.
Case No. 02-1052, 02-1065 (Decision – Forthcoming)Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible: Gina Bassi, Guinevere Jobson,
Rashmi Rangnath, and Alyssa Sandrowitz
Consumer Project on Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge October 2005
Phillips v. AWH Corp.
Case No. 03-1269 & 03-1286 DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Faculty Assisting: Professor Davida Isaacs 
Students Responsible: Nabila Isa-Odidi and Ramya Prakasam
Consumers Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge September 2004
Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GMBH v. Dana Corp.,
Case No. 01-1357, 01-1376, 02-1221, & 02-1256Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Students Responsible:Nadia E. Abadir, Ryan B. Chirnomas, Brian J. Hurh, and Sarah E. McElveen
Public Knowledge November 2003
Festo Corp. v. SMC Corp.
Case No. 95-1066Counsel of Record: Professor Joshua Sarnoff
Consumer Project on Technology November 2002
US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri – Eastern Division Davidson & Associates (Blizzard Entertainment) v. Internet Gateway Inc.
Case No. 4:02CV498 CAS DecisionCounsel of Record: Professor Peter Jaszi
Students Responsible: Ryan Chirnomas, Jessica Mickelson,
Christopher Paulraj, & Juliet Speisman
Intellectual Property Law Professors February 2004
US District Court for the Middle District of No. Carolina – Greensboro Division RIAA v. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (John Doe)
Case No. Case No. 1:03MC138Counsel of Record: Professor Peter Jaszi and Professor Richard S. Ugelow
Students Responsible: Elena K. Chan and Myriah Habeeb
“John Doe”