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Patent Pilot Program

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The United States District Court, Central District of California, was selected as one of fourteen district courts to participate in a ten-year pilot program designed to enhance expertise in patent cases among United States district judges. The national Patent Pilot Program, which was established pursuant to Pub. L. No. 111-349, began on September 19, 2011. Under the statute, the Chief Judge of each participating district must designate district judges to receive cases under the program. Click here for a list of district judges who volunteered and have been designated to receive such cases under the program. Click here for a list of magistrate judges who volunteered and have been designated to handle all referred discovery-related matters in Patent Pilot Program cases. For more detailed information about the Patent Pilot Program, please refer to the Court's General Order No. 19-10.