Adobe Systems Incorporated v. Kornrumpf

Filing 125

ORDER by Judge Claudia Wilken GRANTING 123 MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/22/2011)

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1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, 5 6 7 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 No. C 10-2769 CW Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL (Docket No. 123) v. HOOPS ENTERPRISE LLC; and ANTHONY KORNRUMPF, Defendants. ________________________________/ AND ALL RELATED CLAIMS ________________________________/ 12 13 On November 16, 2011, Defendants and Counter-claimants Hoops 14 Enterprise LLC and Anthony Kornrumpf filed a motion to file under 15 seal Exhibit Four to their Opposition to Plaintiff Adobe System 16 Incorporated’s Motion for Entry of a Preliminary Injunction. 17 Defendants lodged with the Court a copy of Exhibit Four, along 18 with a redacted version of the document. 19 In support of their motion, Defendants submitted a 20 declaration that stated that the portions of Exhibit Four they 21 seek to seal contain proprietary trade secrets, including the 22 names of Defendants’ suppliers and the business practices employed 23 by Defendants in dealing with their suppliers. 24 represented that this information is not generally disclosed to 25 the public or to their competitors. 26 July 25, 2011 order, in which the Magistrate Judge had found that 27 this information constituted trade secrets and was entitled to 28 Defendants Defendants also refer to a 1 protection from public disclosure, while ordering disclosure to 2 Plaintiff. 3 information be filed under seal. 4 This Court has also previously ordered that this Because the public interest favors filing all court documents in the public record, any party seeking to file a document under 6 seal must demonstrate good cause to do so. 7 Creditors Ass’n, 605 F.3d 665, 678 (9th Cir. 2010). 8 be established simply by showing that the document is subject to a 9 protective order or by stating in general terms that the material 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 5 is considered to be confidential, but rather must be supported by 11 a sworn declaration demonstrating with particularity the need to 12 file each document under seal. 13 14 15 Pintos v. Pac. This cannot See Civil Local Rule 79-5(a). Defendants have provided good cause to seal portions of Exhibit Four. Accordingly, Defendants’ motion to seal is GRANTED. Within four days of the date of this Order, Defendants shall 16 file Exhibit Four under seal and the redacted version of Exhibit 17 Four on the public record. 18 IT IS SO ORDERED. 19 20 21 Dated: 11/22/2011 CLAUDIA WILKEN United States District Judge 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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