ARP Wave, LLC et al v. Salpeter et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 290 Joint Motion Regarding Continued Sealing. Permanent Sealing GRANTED for Document Number(s): 195-8 and 250-2.Document Number(s) to be UNSEALED: 194, 195-1, 195-2, 195-3, 195-4, 195-5, 195-6, 195-7, 195-9, 195-10, 195-11, 195-12, 195-13, 250, 250-1, 250-3, 250-5, 250-6, 250-8, 250-9, 254-5, 254-6, 254-7, 254-8, 254-9, 254-10, 254-12, 254-13, 254-14, 254-16, 254-19, 258, 260, 266, and 270. Document Number(s) to remain under TEMPORAR Y SEAL: 254, 254-1, 254-2, 254-3, 254-11, 254-15, and 254-18.See Order for further instructions. Order on continued sealing becomes final on 5/26/2021 unless further timely submissions are filed.(Written Opinion) Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright on 4/28/2021. (SGK)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
ARP WAVE, LLC, a Minnesota
Limited Liability Company,
Case No. 18-cv-2046 (PJS/ECW)
GARRETT M. SALPETER,
EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATION,
LLC, a Texas Limited Liability
FITNESS AND RECOVERY
FACILITIES, LLC, a Texas Limited
Liability Company, ARPWAVE
AUSTIN, LLC, a Texas Limited
Liability Company, and JOHN DOES
This matter is before the Court on the parties’ Joint Motion Regarding Continued
Sealing (Dkt. 290) pursuant to Local Rule 5.6(d) concerning documents filed under seal
in relation to the parties’ respective motions for summary judgment and Defendants’
motion for sanctions.
The parties agree that Docket Entries 195-6, 195-12, 195-13, 254-5, 254-6, 254-9,
254-12, 254-14, 254-19, and 270 should be unsealed. (Dkt. 290 at 1.) Therefore, these
documents will be unsealed.
The parties also agree that Docket Entries 254, 254-1, 254-2, 254-3, 254-11 1, 25415, and 254-18 should remain under seal. (Id.) However, the parties fail to provide the
Court with any reason why continued sealing is appropriate. “The fact that a document
has been designated as confidential under a protective order alone is not a valid basis to
keep the document under seal indefinitely for the purposes of Local Rule 5.6(d), which
governs motions for further consideration of sealing in this District.” Nagel v. United
Food & Com. Workers Union, No. 18-CV-1053 (WMW/ECW), 2020 WL 6145111, at *1
(D. Minn. Oct. 20, 2020) (citing Micks v. Gurstel Law Firm, P.C., No. 17-CV-4659
(ECT/ECW), 2019 WL 220146, at *1 (D. Minn. Jan. 16, 2019)). The Court cannot make
arguments on the parties’ behalf and therefore temporarily denies the joint motion for
continued sealing as to these entries. The Court will give the parties two weeks from the
date of this Order to provide a basis as to why these documents should remain under seal.
In addition, the parties disagree with respect to the continued sealing of numerous
documents. The Court addresses those disagreements below.
American courts “recognize a general right to inspect and copy public records and
documents, including judicial records and documents.” Nixon v. Warner Commc’ns, Inc.,
435 U.S. 589, 597 (1978) (footnote omitted); see also Lugosch v. Pyramid Co. of
Onondaga, 435 F.3d 110, 119-20 (2d Cir. 2006) (“The common law right of public
The Court notes that Plaintiff appears to argue later in the joint motion that Docket
Entry 254-11 should be unsealed. (Dkt. 290 at 7.) To the extent that Plaintiff contends
that Docket Entry 254-11 should be unsealed, Plaintiff shall so specify in the parties’
supplemental submission to the Court.
access to judicial documents is firmly rooted in our nation’s history.”); Brown v.
Advantage Eng’g, Inc., 960 F.2d 1013, 1016 (11th Cir. 1992) (“Once a matter is brought
before a court for resolution, it is no longer solely the parties’ case, but is also the
public’s case.”). As the Eighth Circuit has held:
There is a common-law right of access to judicial records. . . . This right of
access bolsters public confidence in the judicial system by allowing citizens
to evaluate the reasonableness and fairness of judicial proceedings, and “to
keep a watchful eye on the workings of public agencies.” It also provides a
measure of accountability to the public at large, which pays for the courts.
IDT Corp. v. eBay, 709 F.3d 1220, 1222 (8th Cir. 2013) (citations omitted).
“‘This right of access is not absolute, but requires a weighing of competing
interests.’” Feinwachs v. Minn. Hosp. Ass’n, No. 11-cv-8 (JRT/SER), 2018 WL 882808,
at *3 (D. Minn. Feb. 13, 2018) (quoting Webster Groves Sch. Dist. v. Pulitzer Pub. Co.,
898 F.2d 1371, 1376 (8th Cir. 1990)). According to the Eighth Circuit:
Where the common-law right of access is implicated, the court must consider
the degree to which sealing a judicial record would interfere with the interests
served by the common-law right of access and balance that interference
against the salutary interests served by maintaining confidentiality of the
information sought to be sealed. . . . The decision as to access is one best
left to the sound discretion of the trial court in light of the relevant facts and
circumstances of the particular case.
IDT, 709 F.3d at 1223 (cleaned up); see also Feinwachs, 2018 WL 882808, at *3.
While Local Rule 5.6 does not explicitly set forth the applicable standard when
determining if a document should remain sealed, the 2017 Advisory Committee Note to
Rule 5.6 provides guidance similar to the Eighth Circuit in IDT, supra, by requiring this
Court to balance parties’ interests in maintaining the confidentiality of documents with
the public’s right of access:
[P]arties have been filing too much information under seal in civil cases . . . .
As a general matter, the public does not have a right of access to information
exchanged in discovery; thus, protective orders are often quite broad,
covering entire documents or sets of documents produced during discovery,
even when most or all of the contents are not particularly sensitive. But the
public does have a qualified right of access to information that is filed with
the court. Even if such information is covered by a protective order, that
information should not be kept under seal unless a judge determines that a
party or nonparty’s need for confidentiality outweighs the public’s right of
D. Minn. LR 5.6(d) advisory committee’s note.
In evaluating whether to unseal judicial documents, courts in the District of
Minnesota have utilized the six-factor balancing test outlined in United States v.
Hubbard, 650 F.2d 293, 318 (D.C. Cir. 1980). See Krueger v. Ameriprise Fin., Inc., No.
CV 11-2781, 2014 WL 12597948, at *10 (D. Minn. Oct. 14, 2014). These six factors
(1) the need for public access to the documents at issue; (2) the extent of
previous public access to the documents; (3) the fact that someone has
objected to disclosure, and the identity of that person; (4) the strength of any
property and privacy interests asserted; (5) the possibility of prejudice to
those opposing disclosure; and (6) the purposes for which the documents
were introduced during the judicial proceedings.
Id. at *10-11 (citation omitted). The Court looks to see if compelling reasons have been
provided to overcome the presumption that court documents should be public record
when applying the six-factor test. Id. at *11. It is also important to emphasize that “‘the
weight to be given the presumption of access must be governed by the role of the material
at issue in the exercise of Article III judicial power and resulting value of such
information to those monitoring the federal courts.’” IDT, 709 F.3d at 1224 (quoting
United States v. Amodeo, 71 F.3d 1044, 1049 (2d Cir. 1995)) (citations omitted). When a
document plays only a negligible role in a court’s exercise of its Article III duties, such as
a complaint, the public’s interest in access to the document is weaker and “the weight of
the presumption is low and amounts to little more than a prediction of public access
absent a countervailing reason.” Id. (quoting Amodeo, 71 F.3d at 1050). While the
Eighth Circuit has not been explicit about what weight to give the presumption as it
relates to documents filed in conjunction with summary judgment, in one of the decisions
relied upon by the Eighth Circuit in IDT, see 709 F.3d at 1224, the Second Circuit
concluded that the weight of the presumption of public access given to such documents is
of the highest and such documents should not remain under seal unless compelling
reasons exist. See Lugosch, 435 F.3d at 123 (citation omitted); see also Krueger, 2014
WL 12597948, at *8-9 (noting that while the Eighth Circuit has not explicitly defined
what constitutes “judicial records,” courts have held that information submitted in
connection with a motion for summary judgment is integrally involved in the resolution
of the merits of a case for which the presumption of public access attaches); In re
Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Prods. Liab. Litig., 245 F.R.D. 632, 636 (D.
Minn. 2007) (“The Court finds that Guidant and Duran have a heightened burden to
overcome the presumptive right of the public to access of the briefs and supporting
documents at issue because they were filed in support of and in opposition to motions for
summary judgment.”) (citation omitted). The Court concludes that a similar heightened
burden applies to situations when a court is called upon to levy sanctions against a party.
Given this standard, the Court will proceed with analyzing the merits of the
parties’ motion for continued sealing.
Sealed Documents Filed in Relation to Defendants’ Motion for Sanctions
Dkt. 194: Defendants’ Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for
Plaintiff asserts that Defendants’ memorandum of law recites and analyzes certain
confidential documents and the redacted memorandum of law is adequate for the public
record. (Dkt. 290 at 2.)
The redacted portions deal with general testimony pertaining to whether
Defendants reverse-engineered Plaintiff’s technology, generally mention the treatment
protocols at issue, include the language from a distribution agreement that the Court has
ordered unsealed (see Section II.4, infra), and recite deposition testimony regarding who
owns the purported trade secrets/intellectual property at issue in this case. (Compare
Dkt. 192, with Dkt. 194.) Plaintiff has not met its burden to show that unsealing any of
this information would harm Plaintiff. Therefore, the motion for continued sealing of
Docket Entry 194 is denied.
Dkt. 195-1: Deposition Testimony from Plaintiff’s Representative
Plaintiff argues that Docket Entry 195-1, which constitutes several portions of
Plaintiff’s representative Denis Thompson’s deposition transcript, is “a portion of the
deposition of the Plaintiff’s representative which discusses the proprietary components
and processes of Plaintiff’s machines and treatments, including descriptions of the
training and manuals which are not public” and, “would be damaging to Plaintiff if
Plaintiff were no longer able to protect, including specifically the way in which the
Plaintiff has developed its new techniques and treatments.” (Dkt. 290 at 2.) Docket
Entry 195-1 constitutes over 100 pages of deposition testimony. (See Dkt. 195-1.) It is
evident from the Court’s review of the 100 pages that not all of those pages contain
proprietary information, much less information that should be maintained under seal. 2
However, Plaintiff has filed the entire document under temporary seal with no publicly
available redacted version. (See Dkt. 197.) Plaintiff is asking the Court to review over
100 pages of deposition testimony to figure out what may require continued sealing. It is
Plaintiff who seeks continued sealing, and the Court will not make guesses on its behalf,
especially when public access to the Court records is at issue. See generally ASARCO,
LLC v. Union Pac. R. R. Co., 762 F.3d 744, 753 (8th Cir. 2014) (“Judges are not like
pigs, hunting for truffles buried in briefs or the record.”) (internal quotation marks
omitted). Therefore, the motion for continued sealing as to Docket Entry 195-1 is denied.
Dkt. 195-2: Protocol Available on an Internet Blog
Defendants claim that the protocol at Docket Entry 195-2 should be unsealed as it
was publicly available and still is today. (Dkt. 290 at 4.) While the link provided by
workout/bronze-program-11-1) links to a different date not reflected in Docket Entry
195-2, Plaintiff does not dispute that the blogs reflected in Docket Entry 195-2 were at
least at some point public. On this basis, and on the basis that United States District
Judge Patrick J. Schiltz found that a treatment protocol must be a secret for it to be a
trade secret (see Dkt. 284 at 22-23), the Court concludes that the strength of the
For example, Docket 195-1 contains several lengthy colloquies of counsel which
plainly do not require sealing. (See, e.g., Dkt. 195-1 at 69:22-71:12, 178:4-189:25,
Plaintiff’s interest in keeping a previously public document under seal does not outweigh
the presumption of public access. For these reasons, the Court denies the motion for
continued sealing as to Docket Entry 195-2 .
Dkts. 195-3, 195-4, 195-5, and 195-8: Plaintiff’s Agreements and
Invoices with Third Parties and Defendant Salpeter
Docket Entry 195-3 is a 2006 unsigned term sheet related to the possible
acquisition of a non-party company. According to Plaintiff, the agreement was
consummated and was confidential. 3 (Dkt. 290 at 2.) Given the staleness of the
agreement, the fact that Plaintiff asserts that the company was purchased by Plaintiff, and
that nothing in the term sheet provides that the documents are confidential, the Court
concludes that the document will be unsealed.
Docket Entry 195-4 reflects certain invoices from the company identified in
Docket Entry 195-3 and shows various purchases of materials and repair services in the
2006/2007 timeframe. The Court does not understand how Plaintiff has any interest in
keeping these purchases confidential fifteen years later. The Court finds the weak
interest asserted by Plaintiff does not outweigh the right to public access to court records
and consequently concludes that Docket Entry 195-4 will be unsealed.
Defendants claim that Docket Entry 195-5, a 2008 Exclusive Worldwide Master
Distribution Agreement between ARP Manufacturing, LLC and ARP Wave, LLC,
contains highly sensitive information about the inner workings and relationship between
private companies and provides detailed information about the companies. (Dkt. 290 at
The Court had previously ruled that this document should remain sealed because it
was unclear whether the deal had been consummated. (Dkt. 265 at 2-3.)
3.) The Court will not afford any protection to the distribution agreement, especially
when the parties contemplated protection of confidential information in the agreement
but did not extend that protection to the agreement itself. (See Dkt. 195-5 at 10-11.)
Based on this, and the fact that the agreement does not appear to contain any sensitive
information that this Court can discern based on its review and the submissions of the
parties, the Court finds that Docket Entry 195-5 will be unsealed.
Docket Entry 195-8 is a rental agreement between the parties, which according to
Plaintiff contains the cost and deposit rates formerly offered by Plaintiff and are not
publicly offered, as well as Defendant Salpeter’s credit card and purchase information.
(Dkt. 290 at 3.) Defendants argue that contracts cannot be confidential as previously
determined by Judge Schiltz. (Id. at 4.) The Court cannot comprehend why an
agreement from 2006 with no confidentiality provision should remain sealed, save for
Salpeter’s credit card information, which Salpeter does not appear to object to being
released. That said, Rule 5.2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that
financial account information be redacted from public pleadings. As such, Docket Entry
195-8 will remain sealed. However, the parties will be required to publicly file within 28
days of this Order a copy of Docket Entry 195-8 with the credit card information
Deposition of Jay Schroeder (Dkt. 195-7)
Plaintiff contends that a portion of the transcript of the deposition of Jay Schroeder
should remain sealed because part of the deposition deals with Plaintiff’s training
manuals and treatment protocols. (Dkt. 290 at 3.) Not only has Plaintiff failed to identify
with any specificity any confidential or trade secret information regarding its training
manuals and treatment protocols contained in the deposition testimony, the review of the
deposition testimony also does not reveal any usable information as far as the Court can
discern with respect to protocols or the training. For these reasons, the motion for
continued sealing as to Docket Entry 195-7 is denied.
Supplemental Answers to Interrogatories (Dkt. 195-9)
Plaintiff argues that its unredacted supplemental interrogatory responses describe
in detail the circuitry and process by which Defendants reverse-engineered Plaintiff’s
machine. (Dkt. 290 at 3.) The responses provide that by inspecting the interior
components, possibly taking readings or measurements of the same (such as by using
electronic instrumentation), a competitor can copy and/or reverse-engineer the ARP
Trainer and/or learn information about the ARP Trainer. (See Dkt. 195-9.) However, it
is no secret that a party with the capability can reverse-engineer a device by taking it
apart and taking the appropriate measurements. As for the photos of the device in
question in the supplemental responses (see Dkt. 195-9 at 4-9), those photos do not
permit a third-party to take measurements or closely inspect the device. Moreover, as set
forth by Judge Schiltz, pictures of displays, also set forth in the interrogatory answers,
cannot constitute a trade secret. (Dkt. 284 at 17 n.13.) For these reasons, the motion for
continued sealing is denied as to Docket Entry 195-9.
Deposition Transcript Related to NueFit (Dkts. 195-10 and 195-11) and
Email Related to FDA Approval (Dkt. 254-8) 4
Defendants argue that Docket Entries 195-10 and 195-11 should remain sealed
because they include deposition testimony in which representatives from Defendants are
answering questions related to business operations, including procedures used in
administering the NueFit device as well as FDA clearance and compliance issues, which
is not public information, and which could be used for improper purposes by competitors
of NueFit. (Dkt. 290 at 5.) Similarly, Defendants argue that Docket Entry 254-8
contains confidential information related to FDA applications, which are not in the public
sphere and were not intended to be made public. (Dkt. 290 at 8.) However, the
deposition transcripts do not set forth any specific procedures related to a device that
would not already be publicly available, and the references to whether a device is FDA
approved or requires a prescription is information that should be publicly available.
Similarly, Docket Entry 254-8 does not contain any specifics as to the FDA application
and contains representations made to the public with respect to FDA approval. As such,
Docket Entries 195-10, 195-11 and 254-8 will be unsealed.
Sealed Documents Filed in Relation to Motions for Summary Judgment
The Declaration of Denis Thompson (Dkt. 250)
Plaintiff contends that the Declaration of Denis Thompson (Dkt. 250) describes in
detail the proprietary treatments and training of technicians, as well as the theory and
The Court notes that Docket Entry 254-8 was an exhibit related to the motions for
summary judgment rather than Defendants’ Motion for Sanctions, but given that Docket
Entry 254-8 relates to the FDA, the Court considers it in this section with the other FDArelated documents.
philosophy behind Plaintiff’s business and medical treatments, and discusses and
describes the protocols and confidential information and documents in the attached
exhibits, which are also discussed below. (Dkt. 290 at 6.) The Court agrees with
Defendants (id.at 7) that the Declaration is vague and general and there does not appear
to be any information therein that would cause Plaintiff any harm if unsealed. As such,
the motion for continued sealing with respect to Docket Entry 250 is denied.
Treatment Protocol (Dkt. 250-1)
Plaintiff argues that Docket Entry 250-1 should remain under seal because it is a
confidential and proprietary treatment protocol. (Doc. 290 at 6.) However, Judge Schiltz
dismissed Plaintiff’s claim for misappropriation of trade secrets as to this protocol in part
on the basis that “Plaintiff has disclosed much about its treatment process in patents and
elsewhere.” (Dkt. 284 at 23.) In addition, Judge Schiltz compared Plaintiff’s protocols
with those of Defendants and concluded that there was no misappropriation as they were
materially different. (Id. at 22.) Given the disclosure of the information in the protocols
and the Court’s reliance on the protocol in its analysis on summary judgment, the Court
finds that the public’s need to know the basis for Judge Schiltz’s decision outweighs the
importance of maintaining the protocols under seal. For these reasons, the motion for
continued sealing is denied as to Docket Entry 250-1.
Documents Relating to Agreements (Dkts. 250-2 and 250-3)
The parties contend that these documents are also contained as part of Docket
Entry 195-8 (Dkt. 290 at 6), which the Court has ordered unsealed save for redactions of
credit card information for the reasons set forth in Section II.A.4, supra. 5
List of Treatments and their Corresponding Codes (Dkt. 250-5)
Plaintiff asserts Docket Entry 250-5 is a list of treatments and their corresponding
codes available only to Plaintiff’s trainees and technicians, which is confidential
information of Plaintiff that Plaintiff has designated as Attorney Eyes Only pursuant to
the Protective Order in this case. (Dkt. 290 at 6.) Again, designation of a document as
confidential or attorney’s eyes only under a protective order does not satisfy Local Rule
5.6 for the purposes of continued sealing. Further, this document only provides a list of
ailments and a corresponding number. It is unclear why this information necessitates any
protection, especially since it was submitted and considered on summary judgment.
Indeed, Plaintiff provides no argument as to the value of this information to a competitor.
As such, the motion for continued sealing as to Docket Entry 250-5 is denied.
Confidential Agreements (Dkt. 250-6 and Dkt. 254-16)
Plaintiff asserts that Docket Entry 250-6 is a confidential contractual agreement
which contains significant confidential information of Plaintiff. (Dkt. 290 at 6.) Docket
Entry 250-6 constitutes invoices from ARP Wave LLC billed to Defendant Salpeter.
There is nothing confidential about these invoices that this Court can discern. As such,
given that they were considered on summary judgment and the apparent lack of
protectable interest, the Court denies the motion for continued sealing as to Docket Entry
The Court notes that Docket Entry 250-3 is an unexecuted agreement that contains
more information than Docket Entry 195-8. Nevertheless, there is nothing in this
document that warrants continued sealing and it includes no credit card information.
The Court also denies the motion as to Docket Entry 254-16, dealing with various
agreements, since it appears that the parties are in ultimate agreement that they should be
unsealed. (Dkt. 290 at 7, 8.)
Correspondence Between the Parties (Dkts. 250-8 and 250-9)
Plaintiff seeks the continued sealing of letters between the parties with respect to
allegations of breach of contract and the return of units from Salpeter and NueFit to
Plaintiff. Given the public nature of Plaintiff’s allegations of breach of contract in the
Complaint and associated exhibits, the Court is surprised that Plaintiff seeks to keep this
correspondence under seal. (See Dkt. 1; Dkts. 1-1 to 1-3.) There is no protectable
information that the Court can discern within the letters, which at most describe contracts
the parties entered into in 2008 (and possibly 2010). (See Dkts. 250-8, 250-9.) Based on
all this, along with the fact that the exhibits were submitted in conjunction with motions
for summary judgment, the Court denies the motion for continued sealing with respect to
Docket Entries 250-8 and 250-9.
NueFit License Agreement (Dkt. 254-7)
Plaintiff asserts that the NueFit license agreement at Docket Entry 254-7 contains
no confidential information and believes it should be unsealed. (Dkt. 290 at 7.)
Defendant provides no argument in response. The agreement itself, regarding products
and services, contains no confidentiality provision. Defendants have provided no basis
for its continued sealing, which the Court would expect given its arguments with respect
to Plaintiff’s agreements, and therefore the motion for continued sealing as to Docket
Entry 254-7 is denied.
Information Related to the Neubie Device (Dkts. 254-10 and 254-13)
Defendants argue that Docket Entries 254-10 and 254-13 contain confidential
information concerning the development of the Neubie device, which could be used by
competitors against Defendants. (Dkt. 290 at 8.) The Court does not understand how a
competitor could use the general mention of features of the Neubie in those documents to
the detriment of Defendants considering the device is available for sale. To the extent
that features listed in Docket Entries 254-10 and 254-13 were not included in the Neubie,
Defendants may submit within fourteen days of this Order a supplemental memorandum
under seal that flags portions of the docket entries that contain features or elements that
are not included in a device that has been offered for sale. Defendants shall allow
Plaintiff to submit any rebuttal as part of the same supplemental submission to the Court.
Otherwise, the motion for continued sealing is denied as to Docket Entries 254-10 and
Memoranda of Law Submitted in Support of the Parties’ Respective
Motions for Summary Judgment (Dkts. 258, 260, and 266)
Plaintiff contends that the memoranda of law submitted to Judge Schiltz should
remain under seal because they analyze and quote heavily from the confidential
information and documents in Defendants’ pleadings as well as in Plaintiff’s pleadings
and their disclosure would reveal significant proprietary and confidential information to
Plaintiff’s competitors. (Dkt. 290 at 7, 9.) Defendants argue that the memoranda should
be unsealed as they primarily contain attorney argument and do not quote confidential
information. (Id. at 8, 9.)
To the extent that it is Plaintiff’s position that this information should be kept from
the public domain because it is protected as a trade secret, Judge Schiltz dismissed such
claims in his Order on Summary Judgment. (Dkt. 284 at 13-28.) Given that the strength
of any property and privacy interests asserted is weak, coupled with the fact that Plaintiff
is seeking to seal pleadings that Judge Schiltz considered in deciding dispositive motions,
the Court finds that Plaintiff has not met its burden to overcome the presumptive right of
the public to access to the unredacted memoranda. As such, the motion for continued
sealing as to Docket Entries 258, 260, and 266 is denied.
Based upon on the motion and the documents filed under seal, as well as all the
files, records and proceedings herein,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties’ Joint Motion Regarding Continued
Sealing (Dkt. 290) is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part as follows:
The Motion is GRANTED insofar as Docket Entries 195-6, 195-12, 19513, 254-5, 254-6, 254-9, 254-12, 254-14, 254-19, and 270 will be
UNSEALED pursuant to the agreement of the parties.
Docket Entries 254, 254-1, 254-2, 254-3, 254-11, 254-15, and 254-18 will
remain under TEMPORARY SEAL, pending the parties filing a renewed
joint motion that explains the basis for the continued sealing of these
entries. The parties shall file a renewed motion for joint sealing regarding
these entries no later than two weeks after the issuance of this Order. If the
parties do not file a renewed motion, the Court will issue an order to unseal
the docket entries.
The Motion is DENIED insofar as Docket Entries 194, 195-1, 195-2, 1953, 195-4, 195-5, 195-7, 195-9, 195-10, 195-11, 250, 250-1, 250-3, 250-5,
250-6, 250-8, 250-9, 254-7, 254-8, 254-10, 254-13, 254-16, 258, 260 and
266 shall be UNSEALED in accordance with the procedures set forth
under Local Rule 5.6(d).
The Motion is GRANTED insofar as Docket Entries 195-8 and 250-2 will
remain sealed. However, the parties will be required to publicly file within
28 days of this Order a copy of Docket Entry 195-8 and 250-2 with the
credit card information redacted.
To the extent that features listed in Docket Entries. 254-10 and 254-13 were
not included in Defendants’ past or current products, Defendants may
submit within fourteen days of this Order a supplemental memorandum
under seal that flags portions of the docket entries that contain features or
elements that are not included in a device that has been offered for sale.
Defendants shall allow Plaintiff to submit any rebuttal as part of the same
supplemental submission to the Court.
DATED: April 28, 2021
s/Elizabeth Cowan Wright
ELIZABETH COWAN WRIGHT
United States Magistrate
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