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

Filing 138

NOTICE by Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc. re 136 MOTION to Seal Portions of Reply Brief in Support of Motion to Compel and Exhibits AA and BB to the Declaration of Emily C. O'Brien in Support of the Reply (Noona, Stephen)

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 REPLY BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO COMPEL AND EXHIBITS AA AND BB TO THE DECLARATION OF EMILY C. O’BRIEN IN SUPPORT OF THE REPLY 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 and the Protective Order [Dkt. No. 85] entered in this matter, have moved the Court for leave to file under seal Portions of Defendants’ Reply Brief in Support of Motion to Compel (“Portions of Defendants’ Reply Brief”) and Exhibits AA and BB to the Declaration of Emily C. O’Brien in Support of the Reply (“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’ Reply Brief and Certain Exhibits to the 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’ Reply Brief and Certain Exhibits to the 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: April 19, 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 Attorneys for Google Inc. and IAC Search & Media, Inc. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on April 19, 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. /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 11659960_1.DOC