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Google sued by eBay, PayPal over trade secrets

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 May 2011 0:52 User comments (3)

Google sued by eBay, PayPal over trade secrets PayPal and its parent eBay have sued Google and two executives today over trade secret misappropriation.
The trade secrets were related to mobile payment systems.

Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, two execs formerly of PayPal, helped Google launch their "Wallet" system today. Bedier worked for PayPal for nine years, serving as vice president of platform, mobile and new ventures before moving to Google in January of this year.

Tilenius was VP of e-commerce for eBay until early 2010.

Both are accused of having "misappropriated PayPal trade secrets by disclosing them within Google and to major retailers," says Yahoo.

The suit also claims that PayPal and Google were working together since 2008 on a deal that would make PayPal a payment option for app purchases via the Android Market.

Bedier was the executive in charge of the negotiations with Google at the time.

"At the very point when the companies were negotiating and finalizing the Android-PayPal deal, Bedier was interviewing for a job at Google -- without informing PayPal of this conflicting position," the suit says.

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3 user comments

127.5.2011 12:47

Just like Google to bring aboard those that worked for the competition so they could shortcut innovating on THEIR OWN.

As I see it........Google has very little that is actually "theirs" and most is just acquisitions and mergers.

227.5.2011 15:20

Originally posted by hearme0:
Just like Google to bring aboard those that worked for the competition so they could shortcut innovating on THEIR OWN.

As I see it........Google has very little that is actually "theirs" and most is just acquisitions and mergers.
Google is in the advertising business not technology. They depend on other people to figure that out.

34.6.2011 4:36

EBAY ARE A FAR FROM BEING GUILTY THEMSELVES, FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THEY THEM SELVES DUPE THEIR MEMBERS OUT OF REFUNDS, THEY WILL GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO DRAG A CASE OUT SO LONG, THAT IN THE END YOU HAVE RUN OUT OF TIME, AND WILL NOT GET YOUR MONEY BACK, HENCE MORE PROFIT,FOR THEM,THEY ARE GETTING FAR TO GREEDY AND I SUGGEST THAT PEOPLE START TO USE EBID, WHICH ARE NOT SO GREEDY

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