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 ACTION REQUESTED BY DECEMBER 8, 2021
 Nos. 21-16506 & 21-16695  _______________________
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
 _______________________ EPIC GAMES, INC.,
 Plaintiff/counter-defendant,  Appellant/cross-appellee, v.
APPLE INC.,
 Defendant/counter-claimant,  Appellee/cross-appellant.
 _______________________ On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers)  No. 4:20-cv-05640-YGR  _______________________
REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAY AND TO STAY INJUNCTION PENDING APPEAL
 _______________________
Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. aniel G. Swanson G
IBSON
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C
RUTCHER
LLP 333 S. Grand Ave. os Angeles, CA 90071 achel S. Brass ulian W. Kleinbrodt G
IBSON
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D
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C
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LLP 555 Mission St., Suite 3000 San Francisco, CA 94105 Mark A. Perry Cynthia Richman Joshua M. Wesneski G
IBSON
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D
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C
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LLP 1050 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 887-3667 mperry@gibsondunn.com
 Attorneys for Apple Inc.
Case: 21-16506, 11/30/2021, ID: 12301957, DktEntry: 23-1, Page 1 of 18
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DISCUSSION ............................................................................................................ 1
 
I.
 
A Stay Pending Appeal Is Warranted ................................................... 1
 
A.
 
Apple Has A Substantial Case For Relief On The Merits .......... 1
 
B.
 
Apple Would Suffer Irreparable Injury Absent A Stay .............. 7
 
C.
 
A Stay Would Not Harm Epic .................................................. 11
 
D.
 
A Stay Is In The Public Interest ................................................ 11
 
II.
 
An Administrative Stay Is Warranted ................................................. 12
 
CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................ 12
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
Page(s)
Cases
 In re Am. Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litig.
, 2021 WL 5441263 (2d Cir. Nov. 22, 2021) ......................................................... 6
 Bresgal v. Brock 
, 843 F.2d 1163 (9th Cir. 1987) .............................................................................. 7
Cel-Tech Commc’ns, Inc. v. L.A. Cellular Tel. Co.
, 20 Cal. 4th 163 (1999) .......................................................................................... 3
Chavez v. Whirlpool Corp.
, 93 Cal. App. 4th 363 (2001) ................................................................................. 2
City of San Jose v. Off. of the Comm’r of Baseball 
, 776 F.3d 686 (9th Cir. 2015) ................................................................................ 2
Coto Settlement v. Eisenberg 
, 593 F.3d 1031 (9th Cir. 2010) .............................................................................. 5
 Easyriders Freedom F.I.G.H.T. v. Hannigan
, 92 F.3d 1486 (9th Cir. 1996) ................................................................................ 7
 FTC v. Qualcomm Inc.
, 969 F.3d 974 (9th Cir. 2020) ............................................................................ 1, 3
 FTC v. Stefanchik 
, 559 F.3d 924 (9th Cir. 2009) .............................................................................. 10
 Hawkins v. Risley
, 984 F.2d 321 (9th Cir. 1993) ................................................................................ 5
 Kirola v. City & Cty. of S.F.
, 860 F.3d 1164 (9th Cir. 2017) .............................................................................. 6
 LiveUniverse, Inc. v. MySpace, Inc.
, 304 F. App’x 554 (9th Cir. 2008) ......................................................................... 2
Ohio v. Am. Express Co.
, 138 S. Ct. 2274 (2018) .............................................................................. 1, 3, 4, 8
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