U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC v. Acer, Inc. et al

Filing 1264

ORDER GRANTING PACER FEE EXEMPTION. Signed by Judge Wilken on 9/12/2014. (cwlc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/12/2014)

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1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 No. C 10-3724 CW 5 6 U.S. ETHERNET INNOVATIONS, LLC, Plaintiff, 7 v. 8 9 ACER, Inc., et al., Defendants. United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 ________________________________/ 12 13 ORDER GRANTING PACER FEE EXEMPTION The Court has appointed Kwan Chan as Technical Advisor in this case. The Court finds that a PACER fee exemption is 14 appropriate to facilitate Mr. Chan’s work on this case. The 15 16 standards established by the Judicial Conference for granting such 17 an exemption are to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote 18 public access to such information. 19 order for the court to grant an exemption from the PACER fee. 20 21 22 Both standards must be met in It would be unreasonable to burden Mr. Chan with payment of this fee while he is working under appointment by and on behalf of the Court. Because he is performing a public function as a 23 Technical Advisor in this case, public access to information will 24 25 26 27 28 be promoted if he has free access to the entire docket in this case. Thus, the Court finds that both standards have been met in this instance and GRANTS Mr. Chan an exemption from PACER user 1 fees with respect to documents on the docket of the above- 2 captioned case and all related cases. 3 in place as long as Mr. Chan remains appointed as technical 4 advisor in the above-referenced case. 5 The exemption shall remain IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 7 8 Dated: 9/12/2014 CLAUDIA WILKEN United States District Judge 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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