Federal Circuit Announcement

Today the Federal Circuit issued a Notice of New Federal Circuit Rules, Court Forms, Guides, and Filing Resources. The notice highlights how the Federal Circuit Rules of Practice, forms, and procedures have been updated given Amendments to the Federal Circuit Rules announced last week that take effect today. Here is the full text of the announcement.

The March 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 March 1, 2023, to the extent practicable.  The court has also adopted changes to many of its official forms, including forms 1, 5, 6, 8B, 9, 9A, 16, 18, 24, 32, and 33. These forms should be used, as required, for any filings made on or after March 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 versions of the Electronic Filing Procedures (pdf)Guide for Oral Argument (pdf)Guide for Unrepresented Parties (pdf), and additional content throughout the court’s website.