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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PP top tasklist: suit Google ASAP
by bitwelder on Sun 29th May 2011 07:43 UTC
bitwelder
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2010-04-27

I think that PayPal was just waiting to get a chance in hurling a suit towards big-G.
They see the ad giant getting more and more into their kingdom of payments and they know that any innovation that Google offers can be an instant success due to the pervasive presence of Google services in the lives of each webcommerce (and so paypal's) user.
So that menace has to be stopped before it has any chance to spread.
i.e. call the sharks^H^H^H^H^H^Hlawyers!

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Could be. My thinking on it is that Google has a massive amount of legal budget to throw at the court system though. We don't even see Microsoft going head to head with Google in the courts and MS is probably one of the few that can top Google's war budget. Taking Google to court is not something I see any company looking forward too.

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