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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Vanders
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2005-07-06

Not really. It's more an issue of, if I am chemist at Coca-Cola, I can leave and go work for Pepsi. But I can't share Coca-Cola's secret formula with Pepsi.


Right, like I said, unless Google specifically asked Bedier to spill the beans and provide intimate knowledge of PayPal, they haven't done anything wrong. Neither you nor I have any evidence either way that Bedier passed on information about PayPal to Google. Further more I suspect that PayPal have very little (if any) evidence, either.

In addition, at least one of them actively worked for PayPal and Google at the same time according to the article.


Were either PayPal or Google aware of that, though? If not then neither company could be complicit.

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