United States District & Bankruptcy Courts
Patent Local 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 http://www.id.uscourts.gov/.  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 (local_rulesDC@id.uscourts.gov)

Loc. Pat. R.  1.1
Scope of Rules - Title
Loc. Pat. R.  1.2
Scope and Construction
Loc. Pat. R.  1.3
Modification of these Rules
Loc. Pat. R.  1.4
Effective Date
Loc. Pat. R.  2.1
General Provisions - Governing Procedure
Loc. Pat. R.  2.2
Loc. Pat. R.  2.3
Certification of Disclosures
Loc. Pat. R.  2.4
Admissibility of Disclosures
Loc. Pat. R.  2.5
Relationship to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Loc. Pat. R.  2.6
Limitations on Discovery
Loc. Pat. R.  3.1
Patent Disclosures - Disclosure of Asserted Claims and Infringement Contentions
Loc. Pat. R.  3.2
Document Production Accompanying Disclosure
Loc. Pat. R.  3.3
Invalidity Contentions
Loc. Pat. R.  3.4
Document Production Accompanying Invalidity Contentions
Loc. Pat. R.  3.5
Disclosure Requirement in Patent Cases for Declaratory Judgment of Invalidity
Loc. Pat. R.  3.6
Disclosure Requirements for Patent Cases Arising Under 21 U.S.C. § 355 ("The Hatch-Waxman Act")
Loc. Pat. R.  3.7
Amendment to Contentions
Loc. Pat. R.  3.8
Advice of Counsel
Loc. Pat. R.  4.1
Claim Construction Proceedings - Exchange of Proposed Terms for Construction
Loc. Pat. R.  4.2
Exchange of Preliminary Claim Constructions and Extrinsic Evidence
Loc. Pat. R.  4.3
Joint Claim Construction and Prehearing Statement
Loc. Pat. R.  4.4
Completion of Claim Construction Discovery
Loc. Pat. R.  4.5
Claim Construction Briefs
Loc. Pat. R.  4.6
Claim Construction Hearing
Loc. Pat. R.  4.7
Good Faith Participation
Loc. Pat. R.  5.1
Discovery after Claim Construction - Discovery other than for Expert Witnesses
Loc. Pat. R.  5.2
Disclosure of Experts and Expert Reports
Loc. Pat. R.  5.3
Depositions of Experts