I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL, Inc. et al

Filing 103

NOTICE by Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc. re 101 MOTION to Seal Portions of Defendants' Brief in Support of their Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Supplement its Infringement Contentions and Exhibits K, L, M, and N to the Declaration of Emily O'Brien in Support Thereof (Noona, Stephen)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA NORFOLK DIVISION I/P ENGINE, INC. Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-512 AOL, INC., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF MOTION TO SEAL PORTIONS OF DEFENDANTS’ BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF TO SUPPLEMENT ITS INFRINGEMENT CONTENTIONS AND EXHIBITS K, L, M AND N TO THE DECLARATION OF EMILY C. O’BRIEN IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF TO SUPPLEMENT ITS INFRINGEMENT CONTENTIONS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Defendants Google, Inc. and IAC Search & Media, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”), by counsel, pursuant to Rule 5 of the Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, have moved the Court for leave to file under seal Portions of Defendants’ Brief in Support of Their Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Supplement its Infringement Contentions (“Portions of Defendants’ Brief”) and Exhibits K, L, M and N to the Declaration of Emily C. O’Brien in Support of Defendants’ Brief in Support of Their Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Supplement its Infringement Contentions (“Certain Exhibits to O’Brien Declaration”). Grounds and authorities for this Motion are set forth in Defendants’ Memorandum in Support of Motion to Seal. Portions of Defendants’ Brief and Certain Exhibits to O’Brien Declaration contain confidential information and, under the Protective Order (Dkt. No. 85), should be filed under seal. Before this Court may seal Court documents, it must: (1) provide public notice with an opportunity to object; (2) consider less drastic alternatives; and (3) state specific findings in support of a decision to seal and reject alternatives to sealing. See, e.g., Flexible Benefits Council v. Feldman, No. 1:08-CV-371, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93039 (E.D. Va. Nov. 13, 2008) (citing Ashcroft v. Conoco, Inc., 218 F.3d 282, 288 (4th Cir. 2000)). In compliance with Local Rule 5 of the Rules of this Court and Ashcroft, the Court posts the following notice to the public: “This serves as public notice that Defendants have moved to file under seal Portions of Defendants’ Brief and Certain Exhibits to O’Brien Declaration. Objections to this Motion should be filed in the Civil Section of the Clerk’s Office. The Notice will be posted for a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours.” DATED: March 27, 2012 /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624.3000 Facsimile: (757) 624.3169 senoona@kaufcan.com David Bilsker David A. Perlson QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP 50 California Street, 22nd Floor San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 875-6600 Facsimile: (415) 875-6700 davidbilsker@quinnemanuel.com davidperlson@quinnemanuel.com Attorneys for Google Inc., Target Corporation, IAC Search & Media, Inc., and Gannet Co., Inc. 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on March 27, 2012, I will electronically file the foregoing with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system, which will send a notification of such filing (NEF) to the following: Jeffrey K. Sherwood Kenneth W. Brothers DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 1825 Eye Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 420-2200 Facsimile: (202) 420-2201 sherwoodj@dicksteinshapiro.com brothersk@dicksteinshapiro.com Donald C. Schultz W. Ryan Snow Steven Stancliff CRENSHAW, WARE & MARTIN, P.L.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 1500 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 623-3000 Facsimile: (757) 623-5735 dschultz@cwm-law.cm wrsnow@cwm-law.com sstancliff@cwm-law.com Counsel for Plaintiff, I/P Engine, Inc. Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624-3000 Facsimile: (757) 624-3169 senoona@kaufcan.com Attorneys for Google Inc., Target Corporation, IAC Search & Media, Inc., and Gannet Co., Inc. 3 /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624.3000 Facsimile: (757) 624.3169 senoona@kaufcan.com 11618750_1.DOC 4