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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 23, 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, November 23rd will be considered a “legal holiday."

The Clerk’s Office has released updated electronic filing procedures (version 2.2) to coincide with changes to the argument notification process.  Additionally, a new Argument Resources page and the Guide to Oral Argument are also now available.  For additional information, refer to the October 4, 2018 notice on the court’s website

Effective December 1, 2018, the Clerk’s Office will discontinue its brief and appendix tendering process to allow instead for briefs to be considered filed as of the moment they are submitted through CM/ECF. Click here for the full notice and information about the new procedure.

Effective October 22, 2018, the Clerk’s Office will begin issuing revised versions of its notices for cases scheduled for oral argument, for cases submitted without oral argument, and for counsel to advise of scheduling conflicts for oral argument.  The full notice of this change, including information about the new notices, forms, and resources, is available here.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit proposes to amend Federal Circuit Rules of Practice 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 44, effective December 1, 2018. Public comments must be submitted by email to chiefdeputyclerk@cafc.uscourts.gov or by mail to the Clerk’s Office on or before October 31, 2018.  The full notice and proposed amendments are available here.