This morning the Federal Circuit released a “Notice of Resumption of In-Person Arguments for the March 2022 Session.” This announcement follows a previous notice indicating that all arguments for the February session would be conducted via video conference. In short, in March the court is resuming in-person arguments, limiting attendance, and adhering to its revised protocols for these arguments. Notably, the court has not made it clear whether in-person arguments will continue beyond the March session. Here is the text of today’s announcement.
Due to changing public health conditions in the National Capital Region, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will resume in-person arguments for the March 2022 court sitting. Attendance remains limited to arguing counsel and one necessary attendee. All attendees must adhere to the court’s Revised Protocols for In-Person Arguments, including providing proof of negative COVID-19 test results as outlined in the protocols.