Avid quietly removed the Send To Gobbler feature a while back soon after some key people left to go to Gobbler. Thanks to eagle eyes of community member Paul Allen things between Avid and Gobbler seem to have escalated.
There is very little information available currently but we do know that Avid Technology Inc. filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 against Media Gobbler, Inc. Massachusetts District Court before Chief Judge Patti B. Saris
More details have come to light. According to Boston Business Journal…
Avid alleges in its complaint that Media Gobbler had licensed technology from Avid properly but continued to use it inappropriately after Avid cancelled the arrangement. Avid cancelled the deal after Media Gobbler hired away four Avid employees with which Avid had entered into various nondisclosure and noncompete agreements….
Avid announced it was going to offer its own online file sharing service — a development the complaint states “would render the Gobbler platform largely irrelevant.”
Avid wants the court to force Media Gobbler to stop suggesting or implying on its website that its service works with Avid products. Avid also wants compensation for alleged violations.
For legal reasons so that we do not prejudice the Avid Gobbler case we have suspended comments on this story and deleted all the comments off Disqus.