United States District Court

Northern District of California


This site is a resource on the judges, trends, and decisions for IP cases in the Northern District of California.

Key points about the Northern District include:

  • Leader and innovator in technology cases.
  • Approximately 1,400 patent cases, 1,150 copyright cases, 90 trade secrets, and 1,050 trademark cases filed in the past five years.
  • Northern coast of California from Monterey to the Oregon border. 15 counties served by four courthouses: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Eureka.

The San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose divisions are the three divisions that handle IP cases.  Click on the pins on our interactive map for more information about each of these divisions, including specific information on the judges in each division.

MoFo has a long track record in the Northern District and has litigated landmark intellectual property cases through verdict in all three of its divisions handling IP cases.

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