Federal Judge for the United States District Court
Central District of California
Judge Selna was appointed to the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2003. Prior to his appointment, he served on the California Superior Court for the County of Orange for fours years. Before taking the Bench, he was in private practice for 28 years, and handled complex civil litigations.
On the federal bench, he has presided over numerous complex civil matters, including the multidistrict proceeding In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, which involved over 200 economic loss class actions and over 170 individual personal injury/wrongful death cases. In the patent field, he has presided over complex patent trials, including Broadcom Corporation v. Qualcomm Incorporated, Broadcom Corporation v. Emulex, and Siemens v. Seagate. Most recently, he presided over a major FRAND dispute, TCL Communications Technology Holdings, Ltd. v. Telefonaktienbolaget LM Ericsson.
He received his undergraduate and legal education at Stanford University.
Judge Selna is a member of the Central District’s Patent Pilot Program.