Notices & Announcements

Federal Circuit Schedules October 2024 Session for the San Francisco Area

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is pleased to announce that it intends to sit in and around San Francisco, California as part of its October 2024 session.  The Federal Circuit will also concurrently hold its regular session in Washington, D.C.  Counsel scheduled for the October 2024 session in either location will be notified by the Clerk’s Office later this year. The full notice is available here (pdf).

Court Access for the Week of July 8, 2024

From Monday, July 8, 2024 through Thursday, July 11, 2024, there will be extensive street closures and traffic restrictions near the National Courts Building. Court week will proceed as scheduled with access to the courthouse only available off of H Street, NW.  Arguing counsel are encouraged to plan for extra time in getting to and from the courthouse.  

For updates on street closures and traffic advisories, please visit the Metropolitan Police Department website and stay informed via local news.

Judge Linn Receives American Inns of Court Professionalism Award

Judge Richard Linn was presented with the prestigious American Inns of Court Professionalism Award at the Federal Circuit’s Judicial Conference on May 14, 2024. The American Inns of Court honors individuals who are dedicated to professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence within the practice of law, and we are excited to share that Judge Linn has attained distinction in these areas of practice.

The court congratulates Judge Linn on his achievement.

Service Availability for May 14, 2024

On May 14, 2024, the Clerk’s Office and Circuit Library will be unavailable for in-person public services and support.  Nonelectronic filings and materials may be deposited in the night drop box on H Street, N.W.  Electronic filing will remain available.

Discontinuation of Online Live Chat

With the close of business on Friday, May 10, 2024, the Clerk’s Office will discontinue its online live chat feature on its public website. Clerk’s Office staff will remain available to assist over the phone at 202-275-8000 and through the Contact Us page on the court’s website during normal operating hours.

Service Availability for April 26, 2024

On April 26, 2024, the Clerk’s Office and Circuit Library will be temporarily unavailable for public services and support from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Eastern). Nonelectronic filings and materials may be deposited in the night drop box on H Street, N.W. Electronic filing will remain available.

Notice of Inaccessibility of Nonelectronic Filing

Due to delivery issues with the United States Postal Service, mail delivery to the National Courts Building in Washington, D.C. was unavailable from Wednesday, March 20, 2024, through Friday, March 22, 2024. During this period, the Clerk’s Office was inaccessible for purposes of receiving nonelectronic filings by mail. See Fed. Cir. R. 26(a)(3).

For purposes of Federal Circuit Rule 26(a)(3), the deadlines for nonelectronic filings and submissions due on March 20 through March 22, 2024, and submitted to the court by mail will be deemed as timely filed if received on Monday, March 25, 2024. All other deadlines are unaffected.

The full notice is available on the court’s website.