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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26(a)(6), and on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in observance of Inauguration Day, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 6103(c).  For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Federal Circuit Rules, January 20, 2021, will be considered a “legal holiday.” The full order is available on the court's website.

All electronic filing deadlines for Monday, January 18 are now due on Tuesday, January 19, and all electronic filing deadlines for Wednesday, January 20 are now due on Thursday, January 21.  Electronic filing deadlines for Tuesday, January 19 remain unchanged.  The court hearing scheduled for January 19, 2021, will proceed as scheduled.

The Clerk's Office will also be inaccessible for purposes of receiving paper filings, mail and courier deliveries, and night box submissions on January 19, 2021.  See Federal Circuit Rule 26(a)(3).  Deadlines for nonelectronic filings and submissions due on either January 18, 19, or 20 will be deemed as timely filed if received on Thursday, January 21, 2021. [January 12, 2021]

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2020, in addition to the federal holiday of Friday, December 25, 2020.  For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 26 and Federal Circuit Rule 26, December 24, 2020, will be considered a "legal holiday."  The full order is available on the court's website.

 

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(e) and Federal Circuit Rule 47(b), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued an emergency amendment to Federal Circuit Rule 15(f). The amended rule goes into effect immediately on an interim basis and will become final on January 31, 2021, absent additional action by the court.  Public comments to the Clerk of Court are due on or before January 8, 2021.  The full notice and order are available on the court's website. [Dec. 9, 2020]
 

An updated version of the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice is now available on the court’s website.  The update incorporates the December 1, 2020 amendments to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 35 and 40, which do not impact the Federal Circuit’s local rules or procedures.

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1913, the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved inflationary increases to various miscellaneous court fees, effective December 1, 2020.  An updated fee schedule is available on our website.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims have entered a new joint order extending their prior administrative order of June 26, 2020, concerning access to the National Courts Building complex in Washington, D.C.   Effective immediately, building access will continue to remain limited to court staff through January 24, 2021; however, requests for access will still be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours ahead of time.  The full administrative order is available on the court's website.

Requests for access relating to Federal Circuit business or spaces within the National Courts Building may be submitted in writing to the Circuit Executive's Office at FSO_helpdesk@cafc.uscourts.gov. These restrictions will remain in effect through January 24, 2021, unless modified sooner. 

To review ongoing updates and information about the Federal Circuit's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the court's COVID-19 information page. [November 20, 2020]

 

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