Notice of New Federal Circuit Rules, Court Forms, Guide, and Fee Schedule

The December 1, 2023 amendments to the Federal Circuit Rules go into effect today.  The final version of the Federal Circuit Rules (pdf) is available on the court’s website and will apply to all cases filed or pending on or after December 1, 2023, to the extent practicable.  The court has also adopted changes to Form 6a and Form 24. These forms should be used, as required, for any filings made on or after December 1, 2023.  All updated and existing forms are located on the court’s website.

As part of the implementation of these amendments, the Clerk’s Office has issued updated the Guide for Unrepresented Parties (pdf) and the Records Request Form (pdf).

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1914(b), the Judicial Conference of the United States has approved increases to various miscellaneous court fees, and the Federal Circuit has approved additional increases to its local fees, effective December 1, 2023. The updated fee schedule is available on our website.