Ropes & Gray Beats DQ Bid In Computer Network IP Suit

By Lauren Berg (March 1, 2022, 11:05 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge Tuesday refused to disqualify Ropes & Gray LLP from representing cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks Inc. as it defends against a suit accusing it of infringing computer network patents held by rival Centripetal Networks Inc.

U.S. District Judge Roderick C. Young denied Centripetal's bid to disqualify Ropes & Gray based on Centripetal's claim that the law firm possesses the company's confidential information from an earlier, separate transaction, saying there's nothing to suggest that Centripetal and Ropes & Gray used to have an attorney-client relationship.

"The interactions between [Centripetal] and Ropes & Gray are not sufficient to constitute...

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