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Yesterday the Federal Circuit issued a Notice of New Revised Protocols for In-Person Arguments. Notably, the revised protocols include expanded testing documentation options available to counsel and attendees. Here is the full text of the announcement.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued Revised Protocols for In-Person Arguments (pdf) that will apply to the July 2022 court sitting and subsequent sittings until further notice.  These revisions clarify and expand the testing or medical documentation options available to counsel participating in arguments at the courthouse. Based on the Revised Protocols, the court has also updated the Certification of Compliance (Form 33A) (pdf) required to be filed ahead of time for all arguing counsel.  These materials are available on the court’s website.

Counsel scheduled for the July 2022 session will receive separate notification of these changes and need not file updated information with the court.