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District of Idaho

Clerk of Court Stephen W. Kenyon

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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, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse.  In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Please refer to General Order No. 419 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.

Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
United States District & Bankruptcy Courts
Patent Local Rules
District Local Patent Rules



Revised and adopted January 3, 2022

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 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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