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Initial Comments of Amazon.com, Inc. in Response to the Request for Comment Regarding the Administrative Conference of the United States (“ACUS”) Small Claims Patent Court Study I. Introduction Amazon is uniquely situated as an innovator that sells its own inventions and as a store that makes the inventions of others available to customers around the world. As a retailer, we invest in the success of entrepreneurs and small businesses selling in our store, helping them to reach hundreds of millions of customers, build their brands, and grow their businesses. We are also committed to ensuring that the goods listed in the Amazon Store do not infringe intellectual property rights. Amazon has deep experience resolving third-party seller disputes about intellectual property rights.1 We implemented a systematic process for collecting and evaluating infringement reports, and we are eager to share those successes and explore other options that respect rights-holders while ensuring that the proc...