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

Filing 236

NOTICE by AOL Inc., Gannett Company, Inc., Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Target Corporation re 234 MOTION to Seal Portions of the Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment; Exhibits 4-9, 21-22, and 25-31 to the Declaration of Howard Chen in Support of Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment; and the Declaration o (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 THE MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; EXHIBITS 4-9, 21-22, AND 25-31 TO THE DECLARATION OF HOWARD CHEN IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; AND THE DECLARATION OF BARTHOLOMEW FURROW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Defendants Google, Inc., Target Corporation, IAC Search & Media, Inc., Gannet Co., Inc. and AOL 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 (1) Portions of the Memorandum in Support of Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (“Defendants’ Memorandum in Support”); (2) Exhibits 4-9, 21-22 and 25-31 to the Declaration of Howard Chen in Support of Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (“Certain Exhibits to Chen Declaration”); and (3) the Declaration of Bartholomew Furrow in Support of Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (“the Furrow Declaration”). Grounds and authorities for this Motion are set forth in Defendants’ Memorandum in Support of Motion to Seal. Defendants’ Memorandum in Support, Certain 1 Exhibits to Chen Declaration, and the Furrow 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 Defendants’ Memorandum in Support, Certain Exhibits to Chen Declaration, and the Furrow 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: September 12, 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 2 Counsel for Google Inc., Target Corporation, IAC Search & Media, Inc., and Gannet Co., Inc. By: /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624-3000 Facsimile: (757) 624-3169 Robert L. Burns FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP Two Freedom Square 11955 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190 Telephone: (571) 203-2700 Facsimile: (202) 408-4400 Cortney S. Alexander FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP 3500 SunTrust Plaza 303 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 94111 Telephone: (404) 653-6400 Facsimile: (415) 653-6444 Counsel for Defendant AOL Inc. 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on September 12, 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 (also served by hand delivery on 9/11/12) 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. /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 11920880v1 4