Despite the federal government shutdown currently in effect, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (where all Oregon IP cases occur) will remain open, at least for 10 days. Check back on October 11.
With budget negotiations continuing in Congress, there have been numerous media accounts of a possible government shutdown as of October 1, 2013. In the event of a Federal Government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon will continue to be fully operational on and after October 1, 2013, until further notice. For the first 10 business days of a government shutdown, the Judiciary will fund full operations using funds derived from fee accounts and no-year appropriations. There will be no change in Court hours or services. All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised. Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) will continue to be fully functional.
If no agreement is reached to fund government activities within the first 10 business days of October, the Court will reassess its situation and provide further guidance.