Kilpatrick Stays On GPS IP Case Despite Conflict Claims

Law360, San Diego (November 22, 2011, 7:19 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Tuesday shot down an attempt by Acacia Research Corp. unit Telematics Corp. to disqualify Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP from representing the remaining two defendants in a suit alleging infringement of six vehicle tracking patents, finding no conflict of interest.

Telematics asserted that Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP prosecuted its patent portfolio between 1992 and 2006, before merging with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in January to form the firm now representing remaining defendants Networkfleet Inc. and Procon Inc.

But U.S. District...
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