Denying Motion to Seal IPR2013-00203


Takeaway: A party must show good cause for why redacted information should not be made public in a Motion to Seal.

In its Order, the Board denied Petitioner’s request to seal a deposition transcript. Although neither Petitioner nor Patent Owner filed the required motion to seal, Petitioner instead filing a “request,” the Board treated the request as a motion. The Board explained that the motion must show good cause why the redacted information should not be made public. That burden had not been met, and accordingly, the motion to seal was denied.
K-40 Electronics, LLC v. Escort, Inc., IPR2013-00203
Paper 20: Order on Request to Seal
Dated: March 14, 2014
Patent 7,999,721
Before: Glenn J. Perry, Thomas L. Giannetti, and Trenton A. Ward
Written by: Giannetti