These Model Patent Local Rules were drafted by the Model Patent Local Rules Subcommittee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association's® Patent Litigation Committee. The Association has adopted these Model Patent Local Rules with the intent that they may serve as a useful guide and be flexibly evaluated in light of the trial court's discretion and the circumstances of a particular case. The Rules were last updated in February 2022.

The Rules can be downloaded here.

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