Google Loses Bid To Disqualify Pepper In Digitude IP Row

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 8:49 PM EST) -- Google Inc. on Monday lost its bid to disqualify Pepper Hamilton LLP from representing Digitude Inc. in patent litigation mostly targeting products that use the Android platform, with a U.S. International Trade Commission judge finding the firm’s work for Google did not present a conflict.

Administrative Law Judge Robert K. Rogers Jr. agreed to let Google, which is not a party to the suit, intervene in the case for the purpose of addressing the representation question, but he found Google hadn’t shown that it owns Android,...
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