Not long after Google has officially announced Google Wallet – its new NFC-based mobile payment service for Android and not only – the Mountain View giant got sued by PayPal (which, as you may already know, is a subsidiary of eBay).
PayPal and eBay allege that Google and two ex-PayPal employees (Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, who now work for Google) are breaking the law.
Reportedly, Bedier, who left PayPal to join Google back in January this year, has
“misappropriated PayPal’s trade secrets by sharing its mobile payment, point of sale, and digital wallet information with Google.”
Beider worked at PayPal as Vice President of Platform, Mobile, and New Ventures, and
“transferred up-to-date versions of documents outlining PayPal’s mobile payment and point of sale strategies to his non-PayPal computer just days before leaving PayPal for Google on Jan 24, 2011.”
You can read the full 27-page complaint (filed in California) here at eBay (PDF file).
Google has not responded to PayPal’s claims yet because, as Bloomberg reports, “the company hasn’t received a copy of the suit and can’t comment until it has reviewed it.”
Via The PayPal Blog
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