Hangingout, Inc. v. Google, Inc.

Filing 58

ORDER granting 56 Joint Motion for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes on 9/12/14. (cge)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 8 HANGINOUT, INC., Plaintiff, 9 vs. 10 11 GOOGLE INC., 12 Defendant. CASE NO. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR ENTRY OF STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER AS MODIFIED BY THE COURT (Dkt. No. 56.) 13 14 The Court having read the parties’ joint motion for the entry of a stipulated 15 protective order governing discovery in this matter (dkt. no. 56), finding no 16 objection and good cause appearing, 17 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this motion is GRANTED. 18 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the following stipulated protective order, 19 as modified by the court, shall govern the disclosure of confidential information 20 between the parties as well as any non-party to this action. 21 To expedite the production of discovery material, to facilitate the prompt 22 resolution of disputes over confidentiality of discovery material, to adequately 23 protect information the parties are entitled to keep confidential, to ensure that only 24 the materials the parties are entitled to keep confidential are subject to such 25 treatment, and to ensure that the parties are permitted reasonably necessary uses of 26 confidential discovery material in preparation for and in the conduct of this 27 litigation, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c), it is hereby ORDERED THAT: 28 /// -1- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 I. INFORMATION SUBJECT TO THIS ORDER 2 A. Protected Information Generally 3 1. All documents, tangible things, physical objects, written discovery 4 responses, testimony, or other information produced by the producing party in this 5 litigation is considered “Discovery Material.” This Order applies not only to 6 Discovery Material produced in this litigation, but also to any information copied or 7 extracted therefrom or otherwise reflecting Protected Information, in any form. Any 8 Discovery Material containing or including confidential information may be 9 designated as such by the producing party by marking it “CONFIDENTIAL” or 10 “CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY” prior to or at the time copies 11 are furnished to the receiving party, and shall be treated in accordance with the 12 terms of this Order. Each of the identified categories of confidential Discovery 13 Material shall be identified collectively in this Order as “Protected Information.” 14 2. All Protected Information not reduced to documentary, tangible or 15 physical form, or which cannot be conveniently designated as set forth in paragraph 16 I.A.1 or pursuant to another confidentiality designation set forth in this Order, shall 17 be designated by the producing party by informing the receiving party of the 18 designation in writing. 19 3. Any Discovery Material (including physical objects and tangible 20 things) made available for inspection by counsel for the receiving party prior to 21 producing copies of items selected by the receiving party shall initially be 22 considered, as a whole, to constitute Protected Information (unless otherwise 23 designated at the time of inspection) and shall be subject to this Order. Thereafter, 24 the producing party shall have a reasonable time to review and designate the 25 appropriate documents as CONFIDENTIAL or CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE 26 COUNSEL ONLY prior to furnishing copies to the receiving party. 27 28 -2- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 4. Any Discovery Material that is obtained by any party from any person 2 pursuant to discovery in this litigation shall be used solely for purposes of this 3 litigation. 4 5. Nothing in this Order shall limit any producing party’s use or 5 disclosure of its own Protected Information. 6 6. 7 The following Discovery Material is not Protected Information: a. Any Discovery Material that is or, after its disclosure to a 8 receiving party, becomes part of the public domain as a result of publication not 9 involving a violation of this Order or other obligation to maintain the confidentiality 10 of such material; 11 b. Any Discovery Material that the receiving party can show was 12 already publicly known prior to the disclosure; and, 13 c. Any Discovery Material that the receiving party can show by 14 written records was received by it from an alternate source that obtained the material 15 lawfully and under no obligation of confidentiality to the producing party. 16 17 B. Protect Information Designated Confidential 1. For purposes of this Order, Protected Information designated 18 CONFIDENTIAL shall mean all Discovery Material produced for or disclosed in 19 connection with this action to a receiving party that constitutes confidential or 20 commercially sensitive technical, sales, marketing, personal, or financial 21 information of the producing party (including any party to this action and any non22 party producing information or material voluntarily or pursuant to a subpoena or a 23 court order in connection with this action), or information that the producing party is 24 under a legal obligation to maintain as confidential, whether embodied in 25 documentary, tangible or physical form, or the factual knowledge of persons, and 26 which has been so designated by the producing party. 27 2. Protected Information designated CONFIDENTIAL and the 28 contents therein shall be available only to: -3- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 a. Outside litigation counsel of record and supporting personnel employed 2 in the law firm(s) of outside litigation counsel of record, such as attorneys, 3 paralegals, legal translators, legal secretaries, law clerks, project managers and 4 litigation support personnel; 5 b. Up to two in-house counsel of any party with responsibility for 6 managing this litigation, who are members of at least one state bar in good standing, 7 and supporting personnel employed by the legal department of any party to this 8 litigation and one officer-level employee of a party who either has responsibility for 9 making decisions dealing directly with the litigation in this action or who is assisting 10 outside counsel in preparation for proceedings in this action, provided, however, that 11 this person cannot be employed by or perform consulting work for any other 12 company. For avoidance of doubt, Hanginout designates Justin Malone as its one 13 officer-level employee, and he will execute the Confidentiality Agreement attached 14 hereto as Attachment A; 15 c. Technical advisors and their necessary support personnel engaged by 16 counsel of record for the parties, subject to the provisions of section III herein, and 17 provided that such individuals have first been given a copy of this Order and have 18 executed the Confidentiality Agreement attached hereto as Attachment A. The term 19 “technical advisor” shall mean independent outside expert witnesses, consulting 20 experts, or technical consultants (i.e., not employees of a party) retained by counsel 21 of record for the parties who are deemed reasonably necessary to assist such counsel 22 in connection with this litigation; 23 d. Independent contractors engaged by counsel of record for the parties, to 24 the extent reasonably necessary to assist such counsel in connection with this 25 litigation, including but not limited to (i) legal translators retained to translate in 26 connection with this action; (ii) independent stenographic reporters and 27 videographers retained to record and transcribe testimony in connection with this 28 action; (iii) graphics or design services retained by counsel for purposes of preparing Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -4- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 demonstrative or other exhibits for deposition, trial, or other court proceedings in the 2 actions; (iv) non-technical jury or trial consulting services not including mock 3 jurors; (v) electronic discovery vendors retained to assist with the organization and 4 management of electronic discovery; and (vi) private investigators, provided that 5 such persons or entities have first been given a copy of this Order and have executed 6 the Confidentiality Agreement attached hereto as Attachment A, and a signed copy 7 has been provided to the producing party 8 e. Any fact witness during the course of a deposition subject to the 9 provisions of section V herein; and 10 f. The Court, its personnel, and any other person (such as a master 11 or mediator) who serves in a judicial or quasi-judicial function, profession 12 stenographic reporters engaged to transcribe testimony (under seal or with other 13 suitable precautions determined by the Court), and jurors. 14 15 C. Information Designated Confidential—Outside Counsel Only 1. For purposes of this Order, Protected Information designated 16 CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY shall mean Protected 17 Information that contains extremely sensitive information, the disclosure of which to 18 another party would create a risk of competitive injury that could not be avoided by 19 less restrictive means. Protected Information designated CONFIDENTIAL – 20 OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY includes, but is not limited to: (i) marketing, 21 financial, sales, web traffic, research and development, or technical, data or 22 information; (ii) commercially sensitive competitive information, including, without 23 limitation, information obtained from a nonparty pursuant to a current 24 Nondisclosure Agreement (“NDA”); (iii) information or data relating to future 25 products not yet commercially released and/or strategic plans; (iv) trade secret, or 26 other confidential research and development information; and, (v) commercial 27 agreements, settlement agreements or settlement communications, the disclosure of 28 which is likely to cause harm to the competitive position of the producing party. Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -5- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 2. Protected Information alternatively designated 2 “CONFIDENTIAL OUTSIDE ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY,” “HIGHLY 3 CONFIDENTIAL” or “RESTRICTED CONFIDENTIAL” shall be treated as if 4 designated CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY. In determining 5 whether Protected Information should be designated as CONFIDENTIAL – 6 OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY, each party agrees to use such designation only in 7 good faith. 8 3. Protected Information designated CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE 9 COUNSEL ONLY and the contents therein shall be available only to the persons or 10 entities listed in paragraphs I.B.2.a, c, d, e and f, subject to any terms set forth or 11 incorporated therein, and not to any person or entity listed in paragraph I.B.2.b. 12 II. USE OF PROTECTED INFORMATION AT HEARING OR TRIAL 13 In the event that a party intends to use any Protected Information during any 14 hearing or trial, that party shall provide a minimum of two (2) business days’ notice 15 to the producing party. Subject to challenges under section IV, the parties will not 16 oppose any reasonable request by the producing party that courtroom be sealed, if 17 allowed by the Court, during the presentation of any testimony, evidence, or 18 argument relating to or involving the use of any Protected Information. 19 III. DISCLOSURE OF TECHNICAL ADVISORS 20 A. 21 Protected Information designated by the producing party and such copies of Purpose 22 Protected Information as are reasonably necessary for maintaining, defending, or 23 evaluating this litigation may be furnished and disclosed to the receiving party’s 24 technical advisors and their necessary support personnel. 25 B. No Disclosure Without Protective Order Subscription 26 No disclosure of Protected Information to a technical advisor or their 27 necessary support personnel shall occur until that person has signed the form 28 attached hereto as Attachment A, and a signed copy has been provided to the Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -6- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 producing party; and to the extent there has been an objection under paragraph III.C, 2 that objection is resolved according to the procedures set forth below. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 C. Prior Notice of Intent to Disclose Protected Information to a Technical Advisor A party desiring to disclose Protected Information to a technical advisor shall also give prior written notice of the intended disclosure by email to all counsel of record in the litigation, and the producing party shall have ten (10) business days after such notice is given to object in writing to the disclosure. The party desiring to disclose Protected Information to a technical advisor must provide the following information for each technical advisor: name, address, curriculum vitae, current employer, employment history for the past ten (10) years, and a listing of cases in which the witness has testified as an expert at trial or by deposition within the preceding five (5) years. No Protected Information shall be disclosed to such expert(s) or consultant(s) until after the expiration of the foregoing notice period and resolution of any objection. D. Objections to Technical Advisors A party objecting to disclosure of Protected Information to a technical advisor shall state with particularity the ground(s) of the objection. The objecting party’s consent to the disclosure of Protected Information to a technical advisor shall not be unreasonably withheld, and its objection must be based on that party’s good faith belief that disclosure of its Protected Information to the technical advisor will result in specific business or economic harm to that party. E. Resolution of Objections to Technical Advisors If after consideration of the objection, the party desiring to disclose the Protected Information to a technical advisor refuses to withdraw the technical advisor or withdraw the Bates ranges that are the subject of the objection, that party shall provide notice to the objecting party. Thereafter, the parties shall file a joint motion pursuant to Chambers’ Rules, within ten (10) business days of receiving -7- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 such notice, for a ruling on its objection. A failure to file a motion within the ten 2 (10) business day period, absent an agreement of the parties to the contrary or for an 3 extension of such ten (10) business day period, shall operate as an approval of 4 disclosure to the technical advisor. The parties agree to cooperate in good faith to 5 shorten the time frames set forth in this paragraph if necessary to abide by any 6 discovery or briefing schedules. 7 F. Burden for Objections to Technical Advisors 8 1. The objecting party shall have the burden of showing to the Court 9 “good cause” for preventing the disclosure of its Protected Information to the 10 technical advisor. For purposes of this paragraph, “good cause” includes, but is not 11 limited to, a particularized showing that: (i) the Protected Information is 12 confidential commercial information, (ii) disclosure of the Protected Information is 13 likely to harm the objecting party’s business, or (iii) the challenged technical advisor 14 currently has, previously had, or is reasonably likely in the future to develop, a 15 relationship with a competitor of the producing party that would create a reasonable 16 risk of disclosure, whether intentional or not, of the Protected Information or any 17 part of it to that competitor. 18 2. A party who has not previously objected to disclosure of Protected 19 Information to a technical advisor or whose objection has been resolved with respect 20 to previously produced Protected Information shall not be precluded from raising an 21 objection to a technical advisor at a later time with respect to Protected Information 22 that is produced after the time for objecting to such a technical advisor has expired. 23 Any such objection shall be handled in accordance with the provisions set forth 24 above in section III. 25 IV. CHALLENGES TO CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS 26 A. 27 The parties shall use reasonable care when designating Protected Information. 28 Nothing in this Order shall prevent a receiving party from contending that any Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -8- Use of Reasonable Care and No Waiver STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Protected Information has been improperly designated. A receiving party may at 2 any time request that the producing party cancel or modify the Protected 3 Information designation with respect to any document or any information contained 4 therein. 5 B. Objections to Confidentiality Designations 6 Any party may object to a designation of the materials as Confidential 7 Information within thirty days of the challenging party’s receipt of the 8 materials in issue. In the event that a party objects to the designation of Protected 9 Information, such a challenge shall be written, shall be served on counsel for the 10 producing party, and shall particularly identify the Protected Information that the 11 receiving party contends should be differently designated. The parties shall use 12 their best efforts to resolve promptly and informally such disputes and shall advise 13 one another of both the factual and legal basis for their respective positions. If the 14 dispute is not resolved consensually between the parties, the parties shall file a 15 joint motion for determination of discovery dispute, as outlined in Chambers 16 Rules, no later than forty-five days after the challenging party’s receipt of the 17 designated material in issue. The burden of demonstrating the confidential nature 18 of Protected Information shall at all times be and remain on the designating party. C. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Treatment of Protected Information During Challenge to a Designation Unless otherwise resolved by agreement between the parties, until a determination by the Court, the Protected Information in issue shall be treated as having been properly designated and subject to the terms of this Order. V. LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF PROTECTED INFORMATION A. Restrictions on Use of Protected Information All Protected Information shall be held in confidence by each person to whom it is disclosed, shall be used only for purposes of this litigation (and TTAB U.S. Opp. No. 91/217,437), shall not be used for any business purpose or in connection -9- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 with any other legal proceeding (except for U.S. Opp. No. 91/217,437), and shall 2 not be disclosed to any person who is not entitled to receive such Protected 3 Information as herein provided. All produced Protected Information shall be 4 carefully maintained so as to preclude access by persons who are not entitled to 5 receive such Protected Information. 6 B. Examinations and Court Filings Concerning Protected Information 7 Except as may be otherwise ordered by the Court, any person may be 8 examined as a witness at depositions and trial and may testify concerning all 9 Protected Information of which such person has prior knowledge. Without in any 10 way limiting the generality of the foregoing: 11 1. A present director, officer, and/or employee of a producing party 12 may be examined and may testify concerning all Protected Information which has 13 been produced by that party and of which the witness has personal knowledge; 14 2. A former director, officer, agent and/or employee of a producing 15 party may be interviewed, examined and may testify concerning all Protected 16 Information of which he or she has personal knowledge, including any Protected 17 Information that refers to matters of which the witness has personal knowledge, 18 which has been produced by that party and which pertains to the period or periods of 19 his or her employment; and 20 3. Non-parties may be examined or testify concerning any 21 Protected Information of a producing party, which appears on its face or from other 22 documents or testimony to have been received from or communicated to the non23 party as a result of any contact or relationship with the producing party or a 24 representative of the producing party. Any person other than the witness, his or her 25 attorney(s), or any person qualified to receive Protected Information under this 26 Order shall be excluded from the portion of the examination concerning such 27 Protected Information, unless the producing party consents to persons other than 28 qualified recipients being present at the examination. If the witness is represented Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -10- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 by an attorney who is not qualified under this Order to receive such Protected 2 Information, then prior to the examination, the attorney must provide a signed 3 statement, in the form of Attachment A hereto, that he or she will comply with the 4 terms of this Order and maintain the confidentiality of Protected Information 5 disclosed during the course of the examination. In the event that such attorney 6 declines to sign such a statement prior to the examination, the parties, by their 7 attorneys, shall jointly seek a protective order from the Court prohibiting the 8 attorney from disclosing Protected Information. 9 4. Every fact witness shall be informed at the start of a deposition 10 that he or she may be shown documents designated as Protected Information in this 11 litigation and that such Protected Information and the contents therein are being 12 furnished to the witness solely for use in this litigation. Every fact witness shall be 13 shown a copy of this Order. No fact witness may retain any documents designated 14 as Protected Information. No fact witness shall be shown or examined regarding 15 Protected Information other than as described under Sections V(B)(1-3). 16 5. Nothing shall be filed under seal, and the court shall not be 17 required to take any action, without separate prior order by the Judge before whom 18 the hearing or proceeding will take place, after application by the affected party with 19 appropriate notice to opposing counsel. The parties shall follow and abide by 20 applicable law, including Civ. L.R. 79.2, ECF Administrative Policies and 21 Procedures, Section II.j, and the chambers’ rules, with respect to filing documents 22 under seal. 23 6. All transcripts of depositions, exhibits, answers to 24 interrogatories, pleadings, briefs, and other documents submitted to the Court that 25 have been designated as Protected Information, or which contain information so 26 designated, shall be filed under seal in a manner prescribed by the Court for such 27 filings unless the Court orders otherwise. To avoid unnecessary sealing of Court 28 records and motion practice relating to sealed filings, any party preparing a filing Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -11- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 with the Court that may contain Protected Information may identify to the producing 2 party or non-party the specific Protected Information at issue and request a waiver 3 of the confidentiality protections for that specific Protected Information. Upon 4 receipt of such a request to waive confidentiality protections, the producing party or 5 non-party shall respond in good faith within forty-eight (48) hours. 6 7. If a receiving party seeks to file any transcripts of depositions, 7 exhibits, answers to interrogatories, pleadings, briefs, or other documents designated 8 as Protected Information with the Court, the receiving party will be responsible for 9 filing a motion asserting that the information should be filed under seal, based on its 10 designation as Protected Information under this Order. The receiving party will act 11 in good faith to give notice to the designating party at least 48 hours before its filing 12 of its intent to file Protected Information, and the designating party will either 13 authorize the public filing of the materials or the receiving party must prepare an 14 application to file under seal. The designating party may choose to submit 15 additional supporting evidence for the assertion that the information is confidential, 16 non-public and should be filed under seal. The parties will cooperate in good faith 17 to accommodate any Protected Information that is added or deleted from the filing 18 within the 48-hour period. 19 8. Outside attorneys of record for the parties are hereby authorized 20 to be the persons who may retrieve confidential exhibits and/or other confidential 21 matters filed with the Court upon termination of this litigation without further order 22 of this Court, and are the persons to whom such confidential exhibits or other 23 confidential matters may be returned by the Clerk of the Court, if they are not so 24 retrieved. No material or copies thereof so filed shall be released, except by order of 25 the Court, to outside counsel of record, or as otherwise provided for hereunder. 26 9. Protected Information shall not be copied or otherwise produced 27 by a receiving party, except for transmission to qualified recipients, without the 28 written permission of the producing party, or, in the alternative, by further order of Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -12- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 the Court. Nothing herein shall, however, restrict a qualified recipient from making 2 working copies, abstracts, digests and analyses of Protected Information designated 3 CONFIDENTIAL or CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY for use in 4 connection with this litigation, and such working copies, abstracts, digests and 5 analyses shall be deemed Protected Information under the terms of this Order. 6 Further, nothing herein shall restrict a qualified recipient from converting or 7 translating Protected Information designated CONFIDENTIAL or 8 CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY into machine-readable form for 9 incorporation into a data retrieval system used in connection with this action, 10 provided that access to that Protected Information, in whatever form stored or 11 reproduced, shall be limited to qualified recipients. 12 10. Testimony given at deposition may be designated as Protected 13 Information by outside litigation counsel of record by making a statement orally to 14 that effect on the record at any time during the deposition. Within fifteen (15) 15 business days of receipt of the final certified transcript of any deposition, the 16 producing party may request that the original and all copies of the deposition 17 transcript, in whole or in part, be marked CONFIDENTIAL or CONFIDENTIAL – 18 OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY. Confidential designations shall be made by 19 notifying all parties in writing of the specific pages and lines of the transcript that 20 should be treated as Protected Information. Deposition transcripts shall be treated 21 by default as CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY until the expiration 22 of the time to make a confidentiality designation unless otherwise agreed to by the 23 parties. Any portions so designated shall thereafter be treated in accordance with 24 the terms of this Order. Objections to confidentiality designations under this 25 paragraph shall be governed by the procedure set forth in section IV above. 26 C. Unauthorized Disclosure of Protected Information 27 If a receiving party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed 28 Protected Information to any person or in any circumstance not authorized under Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -13- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 this Order, the receiving party must immediately: (i) notify in writing the producing 2 party of the unauthorized disclosure(s); (ii) use its best efforts to retrieve all copies 3 of the Protected Information; (c) inform the person or persons to whom 4 unauthorized disclosures were made of all the terms of this Order; and (d) request 5 that such person or persons execute the confidentiality agreement attached hereto as 6 Attachment A. Compliance with this paragraph V.C upon the discovery of an 7 unauthorized disclosure of Protected Information is mandatory and shall not excuse 8 a violation of this Order or exempt a violating party from sanctions pursuant to 9 paragraph V.D below. 10 D. Violations 11 If any party violates the limitations on the use of Protected Information as 12 described in this section V, the party violating this Order shall be subject to 13 sanctions as ordered by the Court. In the event motion practice is required due to a 14 violation of the terms of this Order, the prevailing party on such a motion shall be 15 awarded costs, expenses, and fees, including attorney or other professional fees, 16 incurred in connection with the discovery of the violation and the preparation, filing, 17 and arguing of the motion or any other proceedings resulting from the violation. 18 VI. NON-PARTY USE OF THIS PROTECTIVE ORDER 19 A. 20 A non-party producing Discovery Material voluntarily or pursuant to a Purpose 21 subpoena or a court order may designate such Discovery Material as Protected 22 Information pursuant to the terms of this Protective Order. 23 B. Non-Party Access 24 A non-party’s use of this Protective Order to protect its Protected Information 25 does not entitle that non-party access to the Protected Information produced by any 26 party or non-party in this case. 27 /// 28 /// -14- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 VII. NO WAIVER OF PRIVILEGE 2 Nothing in this Protective Order shall require production of Discovery 3 Material that a party contends is protected from disclosure by the attorney-client 4 privilege, the work product immunity, common interest doctrine, or other privilege, 5 doctrine, right, or immunity (collectively “Privileged Information”). If Privileged 6 Information is nevertheless inadvertently or unintentionally produced, such 7 production shall in no way prejudice or otherwise constitute a waiver or estoppel as 8 to any such privilege, doctrine, right or immunity. Any party that inadvertently 9 produces Privileged Information may obtain the return of those materials by 10 promptly notifying the recipient(s) and expressly articulating the basis for the 11 asserted privilege or immunity. The recipient(s) shall gather and return all copies of 12 the inadvertently produced Privileged Information to the producing party, or certify 13 to the producing party that they have been destroyed and/or deleted. 14 Notwithstanding this provision, outside litigation counsel of record are not required 15 to delete inadvertently produced Privileged Information that may reside on their 16 respective firm’s electronic back-up systems that are over-written in the normal 17 course of business, provided such inadvertently produced Privileged Information is 18 not used for any other purpose following counsel’s receipt of the producing party’s 19 notice that the Privileged Information should not have been produced. Disputes 20 regarding whether Discovery Material is discoverable shall be resolved in the same 21 manner as disputes regarding whether Discovery Material that has been produced 22 qualifies as Protected Information, subject to the terms of this section VII. 23 VIII. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 24 A. Waiver 25 Any of the notice requirements herein may be waived, in whole or in part, but 26 only in writing signed by the attorney-in-charge for the party against whom such 27 waiver will be effective. 28 /// -15- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 B. Inadvertent or Unintentional Production 2 Nothing in this Protective Order shall require production of information that a 3 party contends is protected from disclosure by the attorney-client privilege, the work 4 product immunity or other privilege, doctrine, right, or immunity. Pursuant to Fed. 5 R. Evid. 502(d), the production of a privileged or work-product-protected document 6 is not a waiver of privilege or protection from discovery in this case or in any other 7 federal or state proceeding. For example, the mere production of privilege or work8 product-protected documents in this case as part of a mass production is not itself a 9 waiver in this case or any other federal or state proceeding. A producing party may 10 assert privilege or protection over produced documents at any time by notifying the 11 receiving party in writing of the assertion of privilege or protection. In addition, 12 information that contains privileged matter or attorney work product shall be 13 immediately returned if such information appears on its face to have been 14 inadvertently produced. 15 C. Conclusion of Litigation 16 Within sixty (60) business days after the entry of a final non-appealable 17 judgment or order, or the expiration of the deadline for any party to appeal any final 18 judgment or order, or the complete settlement of all claims asserted against all 19 parties in this action, each party shall, at the option of the producing party, either 20 return or destroy all physical objects and documents which embody Protected 21 Information it has received, and shall destroy in whatever form stored or 22 reproduced, all physical objects and documents, including but not limited to, 23 correspondence, memoranda, notes and other work product materials, which contain 24 or refer to any category of Protected Information. All Protected Information not 25 embodied in physical objects and documents shall remain subject to this Order. In 26 the event that a party is dismissed before the entry of a final non-appealable 27 judgment or order, this same procedure shall apply to any Protected Information 28 received from or produced to the dismissed party. Notwithstanding this provision, Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -16- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 outside litigation counsel of record are not required to delete Protected Information 2 that may reside on their respective firm’s electronic back-up systems that are over3 written in the normal course of business. Notwithstanding the foregoing, outside 4 counsel shall be entitled to maintain two (2) copies of all pleadings, motions and 5 trial briefs (including all supporting and opposing papers and exhibits thereto), 6 written discovery requests and responses (and exhibits thereto), deposition 7 transcripts (and exhibits thereto), trial transcripts, and exhibits offered or introduced 8 into evidence at any hearing or trial, and their attorney work product which refers or 9 is related to any Protected Information designated CONFIDENTIAL or 10 CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY for archival purposes only. If a 11 party opts to destroy Protected Information designated CONFIDENTIAL or 12 CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY, the party must provide a 13 Certificate of Destruction to the producing party. 14 D. Subpoenas 15 If at any time documents containing Protected Information are subpoenaed by 16 any court, arbitral, administrative or legislative body, or are otherwise requested in 17 discovery, the person to whom the subpoena or other request is directed shall 18 immediately give written notice thereof to every party or non-party who has 19 produced such documents and to its counsel, and shall provide each such party with 20 an opportunity to object to the production of such documents. If a producing party 21 does not take steps to prevent disclosure of such documents within ten (10) business 22 days of the date written notice is given, the party to whom the referenced subpoena 23 is directed may produce such documents in response thereto, but shall take all 24 reasonable measures to have such documents treated in accordance with terms of 25 this Protective Order. 26 E. Communications with Testifying Experts 27 Testifying experts shall not be subject to discovery of any draft of their 28 reports in this case and such draft reports, notes, outlines, or any other writings Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS -17- STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 leading up to an issued report(s) in this litigation are exempt from discovery. In 2 addition, all communications between counsel for a party and that party’s testifying 3 expert, and all materials generated by a testifying expert with respect to that 4 person’s work, are exempt from discovery unless they relate to the expert’s 5 compensation or identify facts, data or assumptions relied upon by the expert in 6 forming any opinions in this litigation and such information is not already disclosed 7 in the expert’s report. 8 F. Privilege Log 9 As the parties previously stipulated, communications between them and their 10 respective legal counsel need not be logged, even if responsive to a discovery 11 request, and may be withheld. 12 G. Modification of Protections 13 This Order is entered without prejudice to the right of any party, either by 14 agreement with other parties to this action, or by applying to the Court if agreement 15 cannot be reached among parties, to extend additional protection, or to reduce or 16 rescind the restrictions of this Order, when convenience or necessity requires. 17 Furthermore, without application to the Court, any party that is a beneficiary of the 18 protections of this Order may enter a written agreement releasing any other party 19 hereto from one or more requirements of this Order even if the conduct subject to 20 the release would otherwise violate the terms herein. The Court may modify the 21 protective order in the interests of justice or for public policy reasons. 22 H. No Agreement Concerning Discoverability 23 The identification or agreed upon treatment of certain types of Discovery 24 Material does not reflect agreement by the parties that the disclosure of such 25 categories of Discovery Material is required or appropriate in this action. The 26 parties reserve the right to argue that any particular category of Discovery Material 27 should not be produced. 28 /// -18- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 I. No Limitation on Legal Representation 2 Nothing in this Protective Order shall preclude or impede outside litigation 3 counsel of record’s ability to communicate with or advise their client in connection 4 with this litigation based on such counsel’s review and evaluation of Protected 5 Information, provided however, that such communications or advice shall not 6 disclose or reveal the substance or content of any Protected Information other than 7 as permitted under this Protective Order. 8 J. Agreement Upon Execution 9 Each of the parties agrees to be bound by the terms of this Protective Order as 10 of the date counsel for such party executes this Protective Order, even if prior to 11 entry of this order by the Court. 12 K. Section Headings 13 The section headings used in this Order shall be intended for convenience 14 only and shall not be deemed to supersede or modify any provisions. 15 /// 16 /// 17 /// 18 /// 19 /// 20 /// 21 /// 22 /// 23 /// 24 /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// -19- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 L. Interpretation, Enforcement and Continuing Jurisdiction 2 The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is 3 responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of this Agreed Protective Order. 4 After termination of this litigation, the provisions of this Agreed Protective Order 5 shall continue to be binding except with respect to that Discovery Material that 6 become a matter of public record. This Court retains and shall have continuing 7 jurisdiction over the parties and recipients of the Protected Information for 8 enforcement of the provision of this Agreed Protective Order following termination 9 of this litigation. All disputes concerning Protected Information produced under the 10 protection of this Agreed Protective Order shall be resolved by the United States 11 District Court for the Southern District of California. 12 So ORDERED and SIGNED this 12th day of September, 2014. 13 14 15 Hon. Nita L. Stormes U.S. Magistrate Judge 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -20- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 5 HANGINOUT, INC., Plaintiff, 6 7 8 CASE NO. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS vs. GOOGLE INC., Defendant. 9 10 11 ATTACHMENT A TO THE STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 12 CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT 13 14 1. 15 2. I reside at ______________________________________________________________. 16 17 18 19 My name is ______________________________________________. 3. My present employer is _______________________________________________________. 20 4. My present occupation or job description is _______________________________________. 21 5. I have been engaged as 22 ______________________________________________________ on behalf of 23 _______________________________________________________________ in 24 the preparation and conduct of the above-captioned litigation. 25 26 6. I have received a copy of the Agreed Protective Order dated 27 ___________, 2014, and I have carefully read and understand its provisions. I agree 28 to comply with and be bound by all the provisions of said Order. I understand that I -21- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 am to retain all copies of any documents designated as CONFIDENTIAL or 2 CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY, or any similar designation, in a 3 secure manner and in accordance with the terms of said Order, and that all copies 4 are to remain in my personal custody until I have completed my assigned duties, 5 whereupon the copies and any writings prepared by me containing any information 6 containing any Protected Information or documents designated CONFIDENTIAL or 7 CONFIDENTIAL – OUTSIDE COUNSEL ONLY, or any similar designation, are 8 to be returned to counsel who provided me with such material. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 7. I will not divulge Protected Information to persons other than those specifically authorized by said Order, and I will not copy or use except solely for the purpose of this action, any Protected Information obtained pursuant to said Order, except as provided in said Order. I also agree to notify any stenographic or clerical personnel who are required to assist me of the terms of said Order. 8. In accordance with paragraph III.C of the Order (if applicable), I have attached to this Confidentiality Agreement my curriculum vitae and any other required information sufficient to identify my current employer and employment history for the past ten (10) years, and a listing of cases in which I have testified as an expert at trial or by deposition within the preceding five (5) years. 20 21 9. The Bates ranges of the Protected Information to be disclosed to me 22 have been identified to the producing party. 23 24 25 10. I state under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. 26 27 By: ______________________________________________ Executed on ___________, 20____. 28 -22- Case No. 13-CV-2811 AJB NLS STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER

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