Notices & Announcements

Notice of Final Amendments to the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice

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 (pdf).

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

Revised Brief and Appendix Filing Procedure

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 (pdf) for the full notice and information about the new procedure.

New Argument Notices and Available Argument-Related Resources

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 (pdf).