Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th May 2011 21:50 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Legal Ding ding ding ding - I think we have a record here. Launched yesterday, Google Wallet has already attracted a lawsuit. While patent lawsuits are teh shizzle these days, this lawsuit is a little different, so sadly I can't trot out my usual 'software patents bad' lines (aww). PayPal has sued Google over its Wallet service, claiming that one key former PayPal executive who accepted a job at Google took trade secrets with him.
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Hahaha
by Alfman on Fri 27th May 2011 23:13 UTC
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2011-01-28

"We spend a lot of time and energy creating the things that make PayPal unique and a preferred way to pay for almost 100 million people around the world. We treat PayPal’s 'secrets' seriously, and take it personally when someone else doesn’t. So we made a decision today. We filed a lawsuit against Google and two former colleagues who now work there, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius.

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Amanda Pires

Senior director, PayPal global communications"



Wow, what a phenomenal blunder: Amanda Pires placed the word "secrets" in quotes! She's implying that the trade secret vernacular doesn't exactly fit the context of it's use.

I don't know anything about the case, or if it has any merit, but I found this humorous.

Edit: What are the chances they'll revise their statement?

Edited 2011-05-27 23:15 UTC

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