Magistrate Judge Susan van KeulenSan Jose Courthouse, Courtroom 6 – 4th Floor
280 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
|Civil Law & Motion||Tuesdays||10:00 a.m.|
|Case Management Conferences||Tuesdays||9:30 a.m.|
|Civil Pretrial Conferences||Thursdays||9:30 a.m.|
|Criminal Law & Motion||Thursdays||1:30 p.m.|
|Criminal Duty Matters||Daily During Duty Months||1:30 p.m.|
|Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy||Justine Fanthorpe email@example.com||408-535-5375|
|Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-ups||Cindy Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org||408-535-5386|
|Criminal Case Docketing||Cita Escolano||408-535-5391|
|Email for Criminal Docket Corrections:||CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov|
|For all media inquiries:||email@example.com||415-522-4051|
Courtesy/Chambers Copy Requirements
The submission of chambers copies is often required for electronically filed documents. Whereas the local rules state whether and how soon chambers copies must be submitted, judges’ individual standing orders sometimes create additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars. If they are not in agreement, these orders supersede the local rules.
The pertinent parts of Judge van Keulen’s standing orders are set forth below:
Civil Scheduling and Discovery Standing Order
For materials filed in connection with motions for summary judgment and motions regarding patent infringement, invalidity or damages contentions, the filing party must deliver chambers copies no later than noon the day after the papers are filed. Otherwise, no chambers copies of motions or discovery-related filings for determination by Judge van Keulen are required unless requested by the Court.
Settlement Conference Standing Order
No later than seven days prior to the conference, the parties must send the following statements in text-searchable PDF format to Judge van Keulen’s chambers at Denisa_Castillo@cand.uscourts.gov and deliver hard copies to chambers. The statements must not be filed in ECF. See Judge van Keulen’s Settlement Conference Standing Order for contents of the required settlement conference statements.
Civil Pretrial Standing Order
See Judge van Keulen’s Civil Pretrial Standing Order for detailed information about pretrial and trial materials that must be delivered to chambers.
Delivery AddressRobert F. Peckham Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
280 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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.