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Case TitleAbhyanker v. United States Patent & Trademark Office
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Jose
Case Number5:2023cv00746
Date Filed2023-02-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins
PlaintiffRaj Abhyanker
Case DescriptionRaj Abhyanker submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Trademark and Patent Office for records concerning himself under the File Number FP-22-00010. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, Abhyanker filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Patent & Trademark Office
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2023-02-181COMPLAINT regarding FOIA Request No. FP-22-00010 against United States Patent & Trademark Office ( Filing fee $ 402, receipt number ACANDC-18003755.). Filed byRaj Abhyanker. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2)(Abhyanker, Raj) (Filed on 2/18/2023) (Entered: 02/18/2023)
2023-02-182Proposed Summons. (Abhyanker, Raj) (Filed on 2/18/2023) (Entered: 02/18/2023)
2023-02-193Proposed Summons. (Abhyanker, Raj) (Filed on 2/19/2023) (Entered: 02/19/2023)
2023-02-214Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 3/7/2023. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/21/2023) (Entered: 02/21/2023)
2023-02-215Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 5/17/2023. Initial Case Management Conference set for 5/24/2023 10:00 AM in San Jose, Courtroom 5, 4th Floor. (far, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/21/2023) (Entered: 02/21/2023)
2023-02-21Electronic filing error . ONLY ONE SUMMONS TO BE ISSUED PER CASE, USE AN ATTACHMENT TO SUMMONS IF NEEDED TO LIST ADDITIONAL DEFENDANTS INFORMATION [err201]. This filing will not be processed by the clerks office.Please re-file in its entirety. Re: 3 Proposed Summons filed by Raj Abhyanker, 2 Proposed Summons filed by Raj Abhyanker (far, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/21/2023) (Entered: 02/21/2023)
2023-02-216Proposed Summons. (Abhyanker, Raj) (Filed on 2/21/2023) (Entered: 02/21/2023)
2023-02-217ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5 b) of discussion of ADR options (Abhyanker, Raj) (Filed on 2/21/2023) (Entered: 02/21/2023)
2023-02-218CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Raj Abhyanker.. (Abhyanker, Raj) (Filed on 2/21/2023) (Entered: 02/21/2023)
2023-02-229Summons Issued as to United States Patent & Trademark Office (far, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/22/2023) (Entered: 02/22/2023)
2023-02-2510CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Raj Abhyanker (Abhyanker, Raj) (Filed on 2/25/2023) (Entered: 02/25/2023)
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