Nazomi Communications Inc v. Nokia Corporation et al

Filing 435

Order by Hon. Ronald M. Whyte denying 379 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal(rmwlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/21/2013)

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1 2 3 4 E-FILED on 3/21/13 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN JOSE DIVISION United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 NAZOMI COMMUNICATIONS, INC., 12 13 14 15 Plaintiff, v. NOKIA CORP., et al., Defendant. No. C-10-04686 RMW ORDER DENYING NAZOMI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL [Re: Dkt. No. 379] 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff Nazomi Communications, Inc. ("Nazomi") moved to file under seal: (1) portions of its Opposition to Western Digital and Sling Media's Renewed Motion for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement ("Opposition"); (2) certain exhibits to Frank D. Liu's Declaration in Support of Nazomi's Opposition; and (3) Exhibits 2-5 to the Declaration of Dr. Jonathan Babb. Nazomi filed the sealing motion because defendants ARM, PLX, Western Digital or Sling Media had designated the respective material as "highly confidential" under the protective order. See Civ. L.R. 79-5(d). Under the Local Rule, however, within seven days thereafter, defendants were required to "file with the Court and serve a declaration establishing that the designated information is sealable, and must lodge and serve a narrowly tailored proposed sealing order, or must withdraw the designation of confidentiality. If the designated party does not file its responsive declaration as required by this subsection, the document or proposed filing will be made part of the public record." Civ. L.R. 795(d) (emphasis added). 1 Here, the designating defendants failed to file a responsive declaration establishing that the 2 designated information is sealable. Moreover, the court finds nothing contained therein that is in 3 fact "privileged or protectable as a trade secret or otherwise entitled to protection under the law." 4 Civ. L.R. 79-5(a). Pursuant to the local rule, "[a] stipulation, or a blanket protective order that 5 allows a party to designate documents as sealable, will not suffice to allow the filing of documents 6 under seal" for that reason alone. Id. 7 Accordingly, the court DENIES Nazomi's sealing motion. In the event the designating 8 defendants' failure to file the requisite declaration under Local Rule 79-5(d) was inadvertent, the 9 court gives those defendants seven days from the date of this order to do so, until Thursday, March United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 28. If not filed, the proposed filings will be made part of the public record. 11 12 13 DATED: March 21, 2013 RONALD M. WHYTE United States District Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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