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Argument and Rebuttal Times

When your appeal is scheduled for oral argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, you will be asked to complete the Response to Oral Argument Order event in CM/ECF (located in the Calendar and Response/Reply categories) by the date indicated on the Notice of Calendaring. (As a reminder, argument time is generally 15 minutes per side unless otherwise directed by the court.) In your response, you will be asked to designate the time (in minutes) you allot for argument and rebuttal. This information was, in the past, not provided until day of argument. The information is now needed earlier in the process.

Update COI and EOA

All counsel of record are reminded of their responsibility per Fed. Cir. R. 47.4(a), Fed. Cir. R. 47.3 and ECF-2(E) to promptly submit an amended Certificate of Interest (COI) and/or Entry of Appearance (EOA) as information changes during the pendency of the appeal. Both documents are used by the Court to identify potential case conflicts. Having current, accurate information is vital to this function. Failure to comply with these Rules may delay the timely processing of your case or result in adverse action.

If you have a case with the Federal Circuit and your COI or EOA filed on the electronic docket does not reflect the most accurate information, promptly submit a new COI and/or EOA via CM/ECF (indicate Amended or Corrected in the event). The updated COI should not only be contained within the brief, but should be filed as a separate document.

Please refer to the CM/ECF User Guide for assistance with these events.


The CM/ECF system may be unavailable on the third Wednesday of each month* from approximately 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm EST for system updates and regular maintenance. We recommend that you do not attempt any CM/ECF transactions until the system maintenance is completed. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit adopts the revised Federal Circuit Rule 25 (a) (b, 1 and 2) and the Administrative Order. Both the revised Rule 25 and the Administrative Order were effective on May 17, 2012 and apply to all Electronic Case Filing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for cases opened or reinstated after March 1, 2012.

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