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

Filing 144

NOTICE by Google Inc. re 142 MOTION to Seal Portions of Google Inc.'s Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Production of Custodial Documents; Portions of the Declaration of Kristin Zmrhal in Support of Google Inc.'s Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to (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 GOOGLE INC.’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF CUSTODIAL DOCUMENTS; PORTIONS OF THE DECLARATION OF KRISTIN ZMRHAL IN SUPPORT OF GOOGLE INC.’S OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF CUSTODIAL DOCUMENTS; AND EXHIBITS H, O, Q, R, S AND U TO THE DECLARATION OF EMILY C. O’BRIEN IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Defendant Google Inc. (“Google”), 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, has moved the Court for leave to file under seal (1) Portions of Google Inc.’s Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Production of Custodial Documents (“Portions of Google’s Opposition”); (2) Portions of the Declaration of Kristin Zmrhal in Support of Google Inc.’s Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Production of Custodial Documents (“Portions of the Zmrhal Declaration”); and (3) Exhibits H, O, Q, R, S and U to the Declaration of Emily C. O’Brien in Support of Google Inc.’s Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Production of Custodial Documents (“Certain Exhibits to the O’Brien Declaration”). Grounds and authorities for this Motion are set forth in Google’s Memorandum in Support of Motion to Seal. Portions of Google’s Opposition and Certain Exhibits to the Zmrhal 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 Google, Inc. has moved to file under seal Portions of Google’s Opposition and Certain Exhibits to the Zmrhal 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 20, 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 Defendant Google Inc. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on April 20, 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 11662265_1.DOC