The above map identifies those federal judicial districts that have enacted local patent rules. 


Districts that have enacted local patent rules are shaded blue.

Districts that have not enacted local patent rules, but have patent-specific form scheduling orders or judges who have, by standing order, set forth rules governing patent cases are shaded grey.

Districts that have not enacted local patent rules and do not appear to have any patent-specific orders are unshaded.



Click on a district on the map to view its local rules and/or local patent rules on the corresponding district court’s website (opens in a new tab).  The numbered buttons beneath the map correspond to the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Hover over a button to highlight that circuit on the map.  Click on a button to navigate to the corresponding circuit’s rules on the corresponding circuit court’s website (opens in a new tab).  In the event that the location of a blue-shaded district's local patent rules is not readily apparent from the linked page, they may be embedded within the district's general local rules.

This page was last updated on June 6, 2017.


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