Medtronic, Inc. et al v. AGA Medical Corporation

Filing 419

ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART MEDTRONIC'S MOTION TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL; DIRECTIONS TO MEDTRONIC; DIRECTIONS TO CLERK. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on March 23, 2009. (mmclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/23/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Before the Court is plaintiffs Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic USA, Inc., and Medtronic Vascular, Inc.'s (collectively, "Medtronic") Administrative Motion to File Documents under Seal, filed March 13, 2009. Having read and considered the motion and the declarations of James J. Elacqua and Marissa R. Ducca in support thereof, the Court rules as follows. 1. With respect to Exhibits 1-9, 12, 16, 17, 24-28, and 32-37 to the Declaration of Joshua C. Walsh-Benson in Support of Medtronic's Oppositions to defendant AGA Medical Corporation's ("AGA") Motions for Summary Judgment ("Walsh-Benson Opposition Declaration"), the Declaration of Jeffrey A. Feinstein, M.D., the Declaration of Dr. Robert Sinclair, and the unredacted versions of Medtronic's Opposition to AGA's Motion for Summary Judgment (#1) of Noninfringement on the Ground that the Accused Products Do Not Exhibit Stress-Induced Martensite and Medtronic's Opposition to AGA's Motion for Summary Judgment #3 (Infringement), the motion is GRANTED. v. AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION, Defendant. / MEDTRONIC, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, No. C-07-0567 MMC ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART MEDTRONIC'S MOTION TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL; DIRECTIONS TO MEDTRONIC; DIRECTIONS TO CLERK United States District Court IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2. With respect to Exhibits 13 and 14 to the Walsh-Benson Opposition Declaration, Medtronic states such documents have been designated confidential by AGA. Under the Local Rules of this District, where a party seeks to file under seal any material designated as confidential by another party, the submitting party must file a motion for a sealing order. See Civ. L.R. 79-5(d). "Within five days thereafter, the designating party must file with the Court and serve a declaration establishing that the designated information is sealable, and must lodge and serve a narrowly tailored proposed sealing order, or must withdraw the designation of confidentiality." Id. Here, AGA has stated it does not seek to file under seal Exhibits 13 and 14 to the Walsh-Benson Opposition Declaration. (See Ducca Decl. 7.) Accordingly, with respect to such documents, the motion is DENIED. Accordingly, the Clerk shall file under seal the above-referenced documents found in section 1 above to be sealable. If Medtronic wishes the Court to consider any document not found to be sealable, Medtronic shall file such document in the public record no later than March 27, 2009. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 23, 2009 MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge 2

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