July 13, 2010
The article, "XPRT Hits eBay with $3.8B Trade Secrets Suit," was published in Intellectual Property Law360, Technology Law360 and Top News Law360. It covered XPRT Ventures LLC's lawsuit against eBay and its subsidiaries PayPal Inc., StubHub Inc., Bill Me Later Inc. and Shopping.com Inc. XPRT asserts its inventors shared patent applications and ideas, which eBay adopted without authorization or compensation.
The article stated: "The suit also claims that eBay doctored a confidentiality agreement between the companies, making it appear as if eBay's obligation to keep XPRT's ideas secret did not trigger until a later date.
Kelley Drye partner Thomas B. Kinzler is representing XPRT in this matter.