Latham & Watkins Booted From Defending MobiTV In IP Action

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Monday disqualified Latham & Watkins LLP from representing MobiTV Inc. in a patent suit brought by Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC over interactive television technology, finding that Latham's prior representation of Eon's parent company created a conflict of interest.

The patent suit claims MobiTV and numerous other defendants directly infringed Eon Corp. IP Holdings’ patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,663,757, by offering interactive television content. Attorneys from Latham had previously represented TV Answer from 1988 to 1995. That company later became Eon...
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