Hybrid Audio, LLC v. ASUS Computer International, Inc. et al

Filing 123

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)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 HYBRID AUDIO, LLC, Plaintiff, 5 6 ORDER RE JOINT MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL v. 7 ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL INC, et al., 8 Re: Dkt. No. 121 Defendants. 9 10 11 United States District Court Northern District of California Case No. 3:17-cv-05947-JD 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 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 25 26 27 28 JAMES DONATO United States District Judge

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