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

Filing 126

Memorandum in Support re 125 MOTION to Seal Motion to Seal I/P Engine's Opposition to Google and IAC's Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Supplement its Infringement Contentions Along with Exhibits 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 22 in Support filed by I/P Engine, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Sherwood, Jeffrey)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA NORFOLK DIVISION __________________________________________ ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) AOL, INC. et al., ) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) I/P ENGINE, INC., Civ. Action No. 2:11-cv-512 MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO SEAL I/P ENGINE’S OPPOSITION TO GOOGLE AND IAC’S MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF TO SUPPLEMENT ITS INFRINGEMENT CONTENTIONS ALONG WITH EXHIBITS 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21 AND 22 IN SUPPORT In support of its Motion to Seal pursuant to Local Rule 5, Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. (“I/P Engine”) states the following: 1. I/P Engine moves the Court for leave to file under seal its Opposition to Google and IAC’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Supplement its Infringement Contentions along with Exhibits 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 22 in support. The afore-mentioned contain information that is marked as confidential by Defendants under the Protective Order entered in this matter on January 23, 2012 (D.I. No. 85) (“Protective Order”). 2. There are three requirements for sealing court findings: (1) public notice with an opportunity to object; (2) consideration of less drastic alternatives; and (3) a statement of specific findings in support of a decision to seal and rejecting 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 DSMDB-3049610 13, 2008) (citing Ashcroft v. Conoco, Inc., 218 F.3d 282, 288 (4th Cir. 2000)). I/P Engine’s Opposition to Google and IAC’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Supplement its Infringement Contentions along with Exhibits 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 22 in support contain information that is marked by Defendants as confidential. An in camera copy of the afore-mentioned is being provided to the Court. In light of Defendant’s representation that this is confidential material and the Protective Order, there appears to be no alternative that appropriately serves Defendants’ confidentiality concerns. 3. The information contained in the Opposition and these exhibits contain Google’s proprietary and confidential information. 4. For the sake of consistency with practices governing the case as a whole, I/P Engine believes its Opposition and Exhibits 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 22 in support should remain sealed and be treated in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Protective Order. 2 DSMDB-3049610 5. Accordingly, and in satisfaction of the requirements of Local Rule 5, I/P Engine respectfully asks the Court to enter the Proposed Agreed Order sealing its Opposition to Google and IAC’s Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Supplement its Infringement Contentions along with Exhibits 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 22 in support. Dated: April 12, 2012 By: /s/ Jeffrey K. Sherwood Donald C. Schultz (Virginia Bar No. 30531) W. Ryan Snow (Virginia Bar No. 47423) CRENSHAW, WARE & MARTIN PLC 150 West Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 623-3000 Facsimile: (757) 623-5735 Jeffrey K. Sherwood (Virginia Bar No. 19222) Frank C. Cimino, Jr. Kenneth W. Brothers DeAnna Allen Charles J. Monterio, Jr. DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 1825 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 420-2200 Facsimile: (202) 420-2201 Counsel for Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. 3 DSMDB-3049610 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 12th day of April, 2012, the foregoing MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO SEAL I/P ENGINE’S OPPOSITION TO GOOGLE AND IAC’S MOTION TO COMPEL PLAINTIFF TO SUPPLEMENT ITS INFRINGEMENT CONTENTIONS ALONG WITH EXHIBITS 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 21 AND 22 IN SUPPORT, was served via the Court’s CM/ECF system, on the following: Stephen Edward Noona Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. 150 W Main St Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 senoona@kaufcan.com David Bilsker David Perlson Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP 50 California Street, 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 davidbilsker@quinnemanuel.com davidperlson@quinnemanuel.com Robert L. Burns Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Two Freedom Square 11955 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190 robert.burns@finnegan.com Cortney S. Alexander Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 3500 SunTrust Plaza 303 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 94111 cortney.alexander@finnegan.com /s/ Jeffrey K. Sherwood 4 DSMDB-3049610