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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PayPal brings a knife to a gunfight...
by JAlexoid on Fri 27th May 2011 23:33 UTC
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What stopped or is stopping PayPal from creating an app for Nexus S and NFC? I wonder what "secrets" could they have taken from PayPal that are applicable to mobile payments?.
The idea of a mobile payment? The Japanese have PayPal beat on that.
Google has Google Checkout. And Wallet adds only the GCard. Basically a publicly available feature of PayPal that has been copied by anyone and everyone.
Plans that PayPal wanted to become a mobile payments processor? How awareness of those plans helped Google?
I guess only the court will be able to answer those questions...

Sure, employees changing jobs like they did seems at least immoral.

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