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FEDERAL CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES PROPOSED RULE CHANGES

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit proposes to amend its Rules. These amendments are subject to public notice and comment under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2071(b). The proposed amendments are extensive and include incorporating the Administrative Order on Electronic Case Filing and conforming changes throughout, as well as other changes. To facilitate public review and comment, a summary of changes is appended here. The summary is intended only as a general guide to the changes. The proposed amendments are available here and should be read in their entirety. The changes are presented in a track change format, with new material printed in underscored blue text and material proposed for deletion in red strike-through font. Reviewers may wish to note that the recent amendments to Rule 28(a)(12) and 28(f), and Rule 30(b)(4)(E), relating to the pagination and marking of appendices and supplemental appendices are final with an effective date of January 4, 2016. As such they are not presented as proposed amendments in this notice. Comments and suggested changes by members of the public should be submitted by email to chiefdeputyclerk@cafc.uscourts.gov with a subject line of: PROPOSED RULES COMMENTS. Please clearly indicate at the beginning of each comment the number of the rule being commented upon. Please also include a return email address for the person submitting the comment, if different from the address from which the email comment is sent. For members of the public that do not have access to email, comments and suggested changes may also be submitted by mail to: Proposed Rules Comments, Clerk of Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 717 Madison Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20439. All comments must be received by close of business on Monday, January 4, 2016.