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Sharon Prost
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Daniel E. O’Toole
Circuit Executive
& Clerk of Court

Announcements

FEDERAL CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO INTERNAL OPERATING PROCEDURE # 11.9

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has amended Internal Operating Procedure (IOP) # 11.9. The revision removes "CIT" as an example of the inappropriate use of an acronym. The revised IOP # 11.9 is appended here.

 

RULES ANNOUNCEMENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE CHANGE

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit proposes to amend its Rules. The proposed amendment is subject to public notice and comment under 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b). Attached here for public comment is the revision to Federal Circuit Rule 50. Proposed new text is printed in red font. Suggested changes to the original rule or to the proposed new text should be submitted in the "Format for Proposing Changes to Federal Circuit Rules" attached here.

Comments should be sent to:

Office of the Clerk

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

717 Madison Place, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20439

or by email with a subject line of “Rule 50 Change” sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Comments must be received by the close of business on Monday November 3, 2014.

   

FEDERAL CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CLOSINGS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014; DECEMBER 26, 2014; AND JANUARY 2, 2015

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Friday, November 28, 2014, Friday, December 26, 2014, and Friday, January 2, 2015. The court's closing order is available at this link.

   

OBTAINING CASE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

To view case information and documents in cases docketed March 1, 2012 and later please log into CM/ECF PACER.

PACER no longer supports access to Federal Circuit case information and documents in cases filed from 1996 to 2011. PACER formerly provided access to Federal Circuit uncertified docket sheets, Entries of Appearance, Certificates of Interest, and official captions. To access those documents, or other case information, please contact the Federal Circuit Clerk's office in writing by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or facsimile to 202-275-9678. Applicable copy fees will apply.

   

ATTORNEY ADMISSION SEARCH NOW AVAILABLE

The Federal Circuit is pleased to announce a new Attorney Admissions Search utility available on the court's Internet web site. This self-service utility will allow attorneys to enter their name and verify both their admissions status and admissions date with the Federal Circuit. Click here to access this new tool. Users only need to enter their Last name and optionally, their First name to run the search.

Note: Attorneys who are not registered in CM/ECF, will not be able to search for their admissions information until they have registered in the CM/ECF system.

   

CARTER G. PHILLIPS IS THE NEW CHAIR OF THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT'S ADVISORY COUNCIL

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit announces the appointment of CARTER G. PHILLIPS as the new Chair of the Federal Circuit Advisory Council. Mr. Phillips is a partner in the firm of Sidley Austin, LLP. He is a long-standing member of the Federal Circuit Bar and has argued 25 cases before the Court. Mr. Phillips previously served on the Advisory Council from 2000 to 2012, including as Chair from 2003 to 2005. The Court congratulates Mr. Phillips on his selection.

   

CIRCUIT JUDGE ALAN LOURIE PRESENTED THE STATE OF THE COURT ADDRESS

Circuit Judge Alan Lourie presented the State of the Court Address at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Bench & Bar Conference on June 19, 2014. Judge Lourie described the Federal Circuit as “very healthy and operating well.” Click here to read his complete remarks.

   

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