Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen

Magistrate Judge
Susan van Keulen

San Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 6 - 4th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Cita Escolano
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Cindy Hernandez 408-535-5386
Criminal Case Docketing Cita Escolano 408-535-5391
Contact Chambers
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Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

About Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen

Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen joined the Court following 28 years as a commercial and intellectual property litigator in Silicon Valley.

Magistrate Judge van Keulen’s private law practice focused substantially on intellectual property cases in federal and state courts and in private arbitrations, with particular experience handling technology and commercial disputes involving semiconductor, computer, and electronics technologies. Magistrate Judge van Keulen prepared dozens of cases for trial and served as lead trial counsel in a number of cases in the Northern District. As an active part of her practice, she has also regularly represented pro bono clients in cases involving landlord-tenant disputes, immigration issues and legal remedies for domestic violence.

In addition to her active law practice, Magistrate Judge van Keulen served on the Northern District’s Patent Local Rules Advisory Subcommittee from 2006 to 2014 and has lectured and written widely on antitrust and patent law and federal procedure.

Magistrate Judge van Keulen graduated from the University of California, Davis and UCLA School of Law, then practiced law with the Thelen law firm (1988-2008) and then as a partner with O’Melveny & Myers where she served as Litigation Practice Leader at the Silicon Valley office until taking the bench.