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Quibi Fights Eko’s Bid to ‘Rip Out’ Turnstyle Tech

Law360

07 May 2020
Reprinted with permission

Michael Jacobs was featured in Law360’s coverage of a recent telephonic hearing in Eko’s patent dispute with streaming service Quibi.

According to Michael, who represents Quibi, there is no evidence that any data or documents were stolen from Eko and given to Quibi, saying that it’s “pretty apparent” that how Quibi uses the Turnstyle video technology is not the same as how Eko uses it.

Michael also noted that if the injunction is granted, Quibi will suffer immense harm by having to “rip out” the Turnstyle function and then figure out how to deliver content to its customers. While the content “comes first,” Michael said that the company is trying to marry content with technology, meaning that taking out the Turnstyle function would limit its ability to provide content to subscribers.

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