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Patent Program

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The United States District Court, Central District of California, has elected to establish a Patent Program. The Chief Judge designates 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 Program cases. For more detailed information about the Patent Program, please refer to the Court's General Order No. 21-11.