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The new edition of the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice is available on the court’s website.  The Electronic Filing Procedures have also been updated regarding revised procedures for briefs and appendices.  These procedures are available on the court’s website.

On December 1, 2018, the Clerk’s Office will implement two changes to its filing procedures for briefs and appendices: (1) discontinuation of the brief “tendering” practice and (2) deferment of filing of paper copies pursuant to new amendments to the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice.  Please see the new Information Sheet: Revised Brief and Appendix Filing Procedures for information on how to file briefs and appendices under the new procedures.

Due to a system upgrade, CM/ECF will have limited electronic filing functionality and accessibility between 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has adopted amendments to Federal Circuit Rules of Practice 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 44.  The final notice, order of adoption, and adopted amendments are available here.

These new rules apply to all cases and documents filed on or after December 1, 2018.  On November 30, 2018, a revised version of the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will be on the court’s website.  Please direct any questions to the Clerk’s Office at 202-275-8055 or chiefdeputyclerk@cafc.uscourts.gov

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2018 and Monday, December 31, 2018.  Please see the administrative closing order here. For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time under Fed. R. App. P. 26 and Fed. Cir. R. 26, December 24th and December 31st will each be considered a “legal holiday."

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