Not so Confidential: A Call for Restraint in Sealing Court Records

2011 Patently-O Patent L.J. 6

6 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2013  

Bernard Chao

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: July 29, 2011

Abstract

The essay argues that courts should do more to ensure open access to patent litigation documents. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit already requires the parallel submission of non-confidential versions of any briefs filed under seal.The same approach could work in the district courts and would go a long way in solving the current problem of overly-sealed records.

Keywords: sealed, court records, transparency

Suggested Citation

Chao, Bernard, Not so Confidential: A Call for Restraint in Sealing Court Records (July 29, 2011). 2011 Patently-O Patent L.J. 6 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2226180

Bernard H. Chao (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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