Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 2175

ORDER DENYING 2173 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL by Judge William Alsup. (whalc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/6/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 WAYMO LLC, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 No. C 17-00939 WHA Plaintiff, v. ORDER DENYING ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.; OTTOMOTTO LLC; and OTTO TRUCKING LLC, Defendants. / Defendants’ administrative motion to redact portions of the order excluding Michael 17 Wagner, restricting use of financial evidence at trial, and denying other relief (Dkt. No. 2173) is 18 DENIED. The relevant terms of the Tyto acquisition are no more sensitive than other already- 19 public information about Uber’s business dealings involving LiDAR and Anthony Levandowski 20 (e.g., the terms of the Otto acquisition), and are important to the public’s ability to understand 21 both this case generally and the problems with Wagner’s opinion specifically. In a similar vein, 22 Wagner’s “example calculation” would offer no greater insight into Uber’s internal projections 23 than would other already-public information — including information internal to Uber that 24 defendants did not seek to redact in the very order at issue — but is important to the public’s 25 ability to understand the problems with Wagner’s reasoning. Under these circumstances, 26 defendants have not shown compelling reasons that would trump the public’s right to access. 27 28 1 For now, the order will be filed on the public docket with all requested redactions 2 applied. All redactions will be lifted, however, unless defendants obtain emergency relief from 3 the Federal Circuit by NOVEMBER 13 AT NOON. 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 7 Dated: November 6, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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