Telecom Equipment Co. Can't DQ Firm From Patent Case

Law360, Miami (January 28, 2013, 9:07 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday refused to disqualify Brandywine Communications Technologies LLC's counsel in its patent suit against CenturyTel Broadband Services LLC, ruling the firm's relationship with a CenturyTel supplier's counsel did not preclude it from representing Brandywine.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David A. Baker denied telecommunications networking provider Adtran Inc.'s motion to disqualify Farney Daniels LLC from representing Brandywine because of its relationship with Adtran's longtime patent counsel Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist PA. After being hired by Brandywine to litigate the dispute with...
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