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Sharon Prost
Chief Judge

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

Announcements

THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT INVITES AMICI CURIAE PARTICIPATION

In its order of December 30, 2014, granting a petition for rehearing en banc in the matter of SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products (case number 13-1564), the court invited the views of amici curiae. Any amicus briefs may be filed without consent and leave of court. The court’s order is available via PACER.

 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE CHANGING ITS HOURS OF OPERATION EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015

Beginning on Monday, January 5, 2015, the Federal Circuit's Clerk's Office will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.  The CM/ECF Helpdesk ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) will also be staffed during these same hours.

   

FEDERAL CIRCUIT WILL DISCONTINUE ISSUANCE OF THE DAILY DISPOSITION SHEET (REVISED 12/19/2014)

In compliance with Judicial Conference Policy on access to case information, the Daily Disposition Sheet listing orders and opinions will be discontinued as of December 29, 2014. All opinions and orders are issued by the Court through PACER between 9 and 11 a.m. weekdays and are publicly available through PACER in accordance with the Judicial Conference Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule. Opinions and selected orders are also available free of charge on the court's web site, at http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/search/report.html. Instructions for accessing opinions and orders through the website and PACER are available here.

   

FEDERAL CIRCUIT ISSUES NEW PRACTICE NOTES CONCERNING EXPEDITED APPEALS

New Practice Notes to accompany Rules 4, 15, and 27 are available here.

   

PACER ACCESS TO PRE-2012 CASE INFORMATION

Access to case information and documents in cases docketed prior to March 1, 2012 is now available on PACER. Using our “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link, you again have access to cases filed from 1996 through February 2012. Case information and documents docketed after March 1, 2012 are available through CM/ECF PACER. Applicable PACER fees apply to both data sources.

Before searching for a case from the “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link, check CM/ECF PACER. If the case is found in CM/ECF PACER, that source will have up-to-date information. The “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link only contains information docketed prior to March 1, 2012 and it is not updated.

   

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.

   

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.

   

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