Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al

Filing 593

ORDER by Judge Lucy H. Koh denying 542 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal (lhklc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/9/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 APPLE, INC., a California corporation, ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., A ) Korean corporation; SAMSUNG ) ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., a New York ) corporation; SAMSUNG ) TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC, ) a Delaware limited liability company, ) ) Defendants. ) ) ) Case No.: 11-CV-01846-LHK ORDER DENYING MOTION TO SEAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE Samsung filed an administrative motion to file certain Apple documents under seal. ECF 20 No. 542. Apple filed a supporting declaration pursuant to Civil Local Rule 79-5(d). ECF No. 553. 21 Apple has withdrawn the confidentiality designations as to Exhibits M, N, S, and O. Accordingly, 22 Samsung’s motion is DENIED as to these exhibits. Samsung shall file these documents in 23 conformity with General Order 62. 24 Apple maintains the confidentiality designations of Exhibits B, I, and J. The Court finds 25 that the entirety of these exhibits are not properly sealable as a request to seal must be narrowly 26 tailored. Civil L.R. 79-5(a). Some of the information in Exhibits B, I, and J, e.g. discussions of the 27 claim terms at issue in this litigation, are not properly sealable. Therefore, the request is DENIED, 28 without prejudice. Apple may file a renewed motion and supporting declaration indicating what 1 Case No.: 11-CV-01846-LHK ORDER DENYING MOTION TO SEAL 1 parts of the exhibits, and corresponding portions of Samsung’s brief, it believes are properly 2 sealable, and why, by January 12, 2012. If Apple fails to do so, the Court will order Samsung to 3 publicly file the exhibits. 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 Dated: January 9, 2012 _________________________________ LUCY H. KOH United States District Judge 6 7 8 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 Case No.: 11-CV-01846-LHK ORDER DENYING MOTION TO SEAL

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