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Federal Circuit Proposes Briefing Guidelines, Other Rule Tweaks

April 24, 2020, 6:58 PM

The Federal Circuit proposed changes to its Rules of Practice, including clarified guidance on what should be included in briefs filed at the court.

The proposed amendments on briefing specify that parties should attach the decision they are appealing and patent cases should include the full text of the patent at issue.

A proposed new rule would consolidate all privacy and confidentiality guidelines and clarify requirements for advising the court of confidential material.

Most of the other changes are stylistic, to ensure the rules conform with the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and resolve internal inconsistencies, the U.S. Court of...

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