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. A group of Economists and Legal Historians August 2006
LabCorp v. Metabolite Corp. AARP December 2005
Merck KGaA v. Integra Lifesciences I, LTD. Consumer Project on Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge February 2005
MGM v. Grokster Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Free Press and Public Knowledge February 2005
MGM v. Grokster Computer and Communications Industry Association and Internet Archive*This was a collaborative project between the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law November 2004
Medtronics Vascular, Inc. v. Cordis Corp. Public Knowledge February 2004
Duke University v. John M. J. Madey Consumer Project on Technology and Public Knowledge January 2003
Victor’s Little Secret v. Victoria Secret Catalogue, Inc. Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Adbusters Media Foundation June 2002
Eldred v. Ashcroft 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 National Writers Union, Computer and Communications Industry Association,   Consumer Electronics Association May 2002
Festo Corp. v. SMC Corp.  Consumer Project on Technology October 2001
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit WNET v. Aereo, Inc. 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 The Consumer Federation of America  November 2012
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit AARP v. Myriad Genetics Inc. AARP December 2010
In Re Seagate Technology LLC, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Public Patent Foundation. March 2007
Integra Lifescience I, LTD. v. Merck KGaA. Consumer Project on Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge October 2005
Phillips v. AWH Corp. Consumers Union, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Public Knowledge September 2004
Knorr-Bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GMBH v. Dana Corp., Public Knowledge November 2003
Festo Corp. v. SMC Corp. 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.
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)