Hybrid Audio, LLC v. ASUS Computer International, Inc. et al
ORDER RE JOINT MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL. Signed by Judge James Donato on 11/19/2021. (jdlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/19/2021)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
HYBRID AUDIO, LLC,
ORDER RE JOINT MOTION TO FILE
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL
INC, et al.,
Re: Dkt. No. 121
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Case No. 3:17-cv-05947-JD
At the Court’s direction, see Dkt. No. 118, the parties and non-party RPX Corporation
filed a joint motion to seal exhibits and briefing related to summary judgment, see Dkt. No. 121.
The joint motion is a resubmission of previous motions to seal, see Dkt. Nos. 104, 109, and 114,
that were overbroad and did not conform to the filing and formatting requirements of Civil Local
Rule 79-5(d)(1) and the Court’s standing order. Dkt. No. 118.
The Court concludes that the parties have met their burden for “articulat[ing] compelling
reasons supported by specific factual findings that outweigh the general history of access and the
public policies favoring disclosures.” See In re Google Play Store Antitrust Litig., --- F. Supp. 3d
---, 2021 WL 4190165, at *1 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2021) (quoting Kamakana v. City and County of
Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1178-79 (9th Cir. 2006)). For each document the parties seek to seal,
they have identified facts showing that the portions sought to be redacted and sealed are related to
the personal information of individuals and information concerning the scope of licensing and
other rights, the disclosure of which would cause the parties competitive harm in negotiations.
Consequently, the motion is granted.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 19, 2021
United States District Judge
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