Patent Pilot Program

The Northern District of California is pleased to be a participating court in the national Patent Pilot Program, which began in July 2011 pursuant to Pub. L. No. 111-349.

Within the District, the Patent Pilot Program is governed by General Order 67.

Current Patent Pilot District Judges

  • Hon. Jeffrey S. White
  • Hon. Lucy H. Koh
  • Hon. James Donato

 Current Patent Magistrate Judges

  • Hon. Joseph C. Spero
  • Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte
  • Hon. Laurel Beeler
  • Hon. Jacqueline Scott Corley
  • Hon. Nathanael Cousins
  • Hon. Sallie Kim
  • Hon. Susan van Keulen
  • Hon. Thomas S. Hixson