Novell applied at the end of May for audio of the oral argument before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals May 6th in Novell's appeal in Novell v. Microsoft, the antitrust litigation over WordPerfect:
Novell requests a copy of the oral argument recording so that it may be transcribed and referenced during the future course of Novellís dispute with Appellee Microsoft Corp.
The court has granted the request, with an order saying both parties will be sent a copy. That isn't what Novell asked for. Microsoft didn't oppose the motion, but it didn't join it either. Novell asked: "Should the Court grant this request, the mp3 recording may be sent to Joshua I. Schiller" at Boies Schiller. The reason Novell gives for its request means, I gather, either that Novell expects to try to appeal to the US Supreme Court if it is not successful in its appeal at the Tenth Circuit; alternatively, it hopes the case will be remanded to Utah for the trial its appeal is asking for, and it wants the transcript for reference in that context. Either way, the story won't end here.
Here are the filings:
05/29/2013 - Open Document  Motion filed by Appellant Novell, Inc. to release the oral argument recording. Served on: 05/29/2013. Manner of service: email. This pleading complies with all required (privacy, paper copy and virus) certifications: Yes. [12-4143] JIS
We are still waiting for the appeal court's decision.
06/10/2013 - Open Document  Order filed by Judges Kelly, Gorsuch and Holmes granting Attorney motion to release oral argument recording. Served on 06/10/2013. [12-4143]
Say, a shout out to the parties: we'd love to publish the transcript, if you two can agree to allow it. Should you grant this request, the mp3 recording may be sent to pj at groklaw.net.
Novell's motion is approved as to form for this type of motion, as you can see from the docket entry. The motion's page on compliance ("CERTIFICATE OF DIGITAL SUBMISSION AND PRIVACY REDACTIONS") says this:
I certify that a copy of the foregoing APPELLANTíS OPENING BRIEF as submitted in Digital Form via the Courtís CM/ECF system is an exact copy of the written document filed with the Clerk and has been scanned for viruses. In addition, I certify that all required privacy redactions have been made. This isn't the opening brief, so I gather they just used a form that was in the computer without remembering to change the name of the document, but the court either didn't notice or didn't care. In any case, it tells you what the requirements are supposed to be.