RSI Corporation v. International Business Machines Corporation et al

Filing 397

Order by Hon. Ronald M. Whyte denying 258 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal.(rmwlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN JOSE DIVISION 10 11 Case No. C-08-03414 RMW RSI CORP., dba RESPONSIVE SYSTEMS COMPANY, a New Jersey corporation, 12 Plaintiff, 13 vs. 14 15 16 ORDER DENYING MOTION TO SEAL [Re Docket No. 258] INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, a New York corporation; and DOE DEFENDANTS 1-20, 17 Defendants. 18 To be sealable a document must be "privileged or protectable as a trade secret or 19 otherwise entitled to protection under the law." L.R. 79-5(a). It is not appropriate to seal 20 documents merely because a party has marked them confidential under the protective order. 21 Here, IBM moves to seal the number of sales people involved in specific types of sales related to 22 this case and some general information about its internal systems. See Dkt. Nos. 258, 258-1. 23 This information is not a trade secret and therefore sealing is inappropriate. The motion is 24 DENIED and IBM is ordered to file unsealed versions of the papers by April 24, 2013. 25 26 Dated: April 10, 2013 Ronald M. Whyte United States District Court Judge 27 28 ORDER DENYING MOTION TO SEAL CASE NO. C-08-03414 sw -1-

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