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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details and pro se email filing links, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

Individuals, including staff, who are fully vaccinated may enter the United States Courthouses and will not be required to wear a mask or practice social distancing while in the courthouse. However, individuals who are not fully vaccinated, including staff, may enter the courthouses but will still be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
United States District & Bankruptcy Courts
Patent Local Rules
District Local Patent Rules



Revised and adopted January 1, 2017

The local rules are available for public viewing at each Federal Courthouse in Idaho (Boise, Pocatello, and
Coeur d’Alene).

Local rules, among other documents, are available on the court's Internet website at  If you do not have access to the Internet, local rules can be provided at the Federal Courthouse closest to you.  You can also send your request, with a return addressed and stamped mailer, to:

Clerk, U.S. District Court
550 W Fort St.
Boise, ID 83724

We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please e-mail them to: District Court Local Rules Committee (

Scope of Rules - Title
Scope and Construction
Modification of these Rules
Effective Date
General Provisions - Governing Procedure
Certification of Disclosures
Admissibility of Disclosures
Relationship to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Limitations on Discovery
Patent Disclosures - Disclosure of Asserted Claims and Infringement Contentions
Document Production Accompanying Disclosure
Invalidity Contentions
Document Production Accompanying Invalidity Contentions
Disclosure Requirement in Patent Cases for Declaratory Judgment of Invalidity
Disclosure Requirements for Patent Cases Arising Under 21 U.S.C. § 355 ("The Hatch-Waxman Act")
Amendment to Contentions
Advice of Counsel
Claim Construction Proceedings - Exchange of Proposed Terms for Construction
Exchange of Preliminary Claim Constructions and Extrinsic Evidence
Joint Claim Construction and Prehearing Statement
Completion of Claim Construction Discovery
Claim Construction Briefs
Claim Construction Hearing
Good Faith Participation
Discovery after Claim Construction - Discovery other than for Expert Witnesses
Disclosure of Experts and Expert Reports
Depositions of Experts

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