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Detailed Guide: Federal Circuit

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Jurisdiction: Various subject matter, including international trade, government contracts, patent, trademarks, monetary claims against the United States government, federal personnel, veterans’ benefits, and public safety officers’ benefits claims. The Federal Circuit hears cases from federal district courts, administrative agencies, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Same Procedures Apply to the District Courts? No

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions: None

Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Cell Phones to Record Video? No

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit does not allow cameras in the courtroom. Members of the media and the public can listen to oral argument audio livestreams during the scheduled argument. Additionally, members of the media and the public can access audio recordings of all arguments on the Federal Circuit website after the conclusion of each day’s arguments.

Links: Authority
Federal Circuit Media & Public Information Guidelines

Links: Other
Federal Circuit Oral Argument Audio Livestream and Recordings
Federal Circuit YouTube

Last edited: December 14, 2022