Court Room Setting

Sharon Prost
Chief Judge

Daniel E. O’Toole
Circuit Executive
& Clerk of Court

Announcements

Court Open Today for Oral Argument, March 2, 2015

The Court is open with court staff permitted up to a 2-hour delay in reporting.  Liberal leave and unscheduled telework are authorized in the discretion of supervisors.

Oral arguments for today, Monday, March 2, 2015, will begin on time at 10 a.m.

 

Federal Circuit Closed Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, due to inclement weather.  For purposes of computing time, and for motions to enlarge time under Fed. R. App. Proc. 26 and Fed. Cir. R. 26, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 will be considered a "legal holiday."

   

THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT INVITES AMICI CURIAE PARTICIPATION

In its order of December 30, 2014, granting a petition for rehearing en banc in the matter of SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products (case number 13-1564), the court invited the views of amici curiae. Any amicus briefs may be filed without consent and leave of court. The court’s order is available via PACER.

   

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CLERK'S OFFICE CHANGING ITS HOURS OF OPERATION EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015

Beginning on Monday, January 5, 2015, the Federal Circuit's Clerk's Office will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.  The CM/ECF Helpdesk ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) will also be staffed during these same hours.

   

FEDERAL CIRCUIT WILL DISCONTINUE ISSUANCE OF THE DAILY DISPOSITION SHEET (REVISED 12/19/2014)

In compliance with Judicial Conference Policy on access to case information, the Daily Disposition Sheet listing orders and opinions will be discontinued as of December 29, 2014. All opinions and orders are issued by the Court through PACER between 9 and 11 a.m. weekdays and are publicly available through PACER in accordance with the Judicial Conference Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule. Opinions and selected orders are also available free of charge on the court's web site, at http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/search/report.html. Instructions for accessing opinions and orders through the website and PACER are available here.

   

FEDERAL CIRCUIT ISSUES NEW PRACTICE NOTES CONCERNING EXPEDITED APPEALS

New Practice Notes to accompany Rules 4, 15, and 27 are available here.

   

PACER ACCESS TO PRE-2012 CASE INFORMATION

Access to case information and documents in cases docketed prior to March 1, 2012 is now available on PACER. Using our “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link, you again have access to cases filed from 1996 through February 2012. Case information and documents docketed after March 1, 2012 are available through CM/ECF PACER. Applicable PACER fees apply to both data sources.

Before searching for a case from the “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link, check CM/ECF PACER. If the case is found in CM/ECF PACER, that source will have up-to-date information. The “Search Cases Filed Before March 1, 2012” link only contains information docketed prior to March 1, 2012 and it is not updated.

   

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