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Intellectual Property Security Agreement - eBay Inc. and Imperial Bank

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     This Intellectual Property Security Agreement (the "Agreement") is made as
of July 20, 1997, by and between EBAY, INC., a California corporation
("Grantor"), and IMPERIAL BANK, a California chartered bank ("Secured Party").


     A.   Secured Party has agreed to lend to Grantor certain funds (the
"Loan"), and Grantor desires to borrow such funds from Secured Party pursuant to
the terms of a Commitment Letter dated July 16, 1997 and the Starter Kit Loan
and Security Agreement dated July 20, 1997 (the "Loan Agreement;", all
capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings
ascribed to them in the Loan Agreement).

     B.   In order to induce Secured Party to enter into the Loan Agreement,
Grantor has agreed to grant a security interest in certain intangible property
to Secured Party for purposes of securing the obligations of Grantor to Secured


     1.   Grant of Security Interest.  As collateral security for the prompt and
complete payment and performance of all of Grantor's present or future
indebtedness, obligations and liabilities to Secured Party, Grantor hereby
grants a security interest and mortgage to Secured Party, as security, in and to
Grantor's entire right, title and interest in, to and under the following (all
of which shall collectively be called the "Collateral"):

          (a)  Any and all copyright rights, copyright applications, copyright
registrations and like protections in each work or authorship and derivative
work thereof, whether published or unpublished and whether or not the same also
constitutes a trade secret, now or hereafter existing, created, acquired or
held, including without limitation those set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto
(collectively, the "Copyrights");

          (b)  Any and all trade secrets, and any and all intellectual property
rights in computer software and computer software products now or hereafter
existing, created, acquired or held;

          (c)  Any and all design rights which may be available to Grantor now
or hereafter existing, created, acquired or held;

          (d)  All patents, patent applications and like protections including
without limitation improvements, divisions, continuations, renewals, reissues,
extensions and
continuations-in-part of the same, including without limitation the patents and
patent applications set forth on Exhibit B attached hereto (collectively, the

          (e)  Any trademark and servicemark rights, whether registered or not,
applications to register and registrations of the same and like protections, and
the entire goodwill of the business of Grantor connected with and symbolized by
such trademarks, including without limitation those set forth on Exhibit C
attached hereto (collectively, the "Trademarks");

          (f)  Any and all claims for damages by way of past, present and future
infringement of any of the rights included above, with the right, but not the
obligation, to sue for and collect such damages for said use or infringement of
the intellectual property rights identified above;

          (g)  All licenses or other rights to use any of the Copyrights,
Patents or Trademarks, and all license fees and royalties arising from such use
to the extent permitted by such license or rights;

          (h)  All amendment, renewals and extensions of any of the Copyrights,
Trademarks or Patents; and

          (i)  All proceeds and products of the foregoing, including without
limitation all payments under insurance or any indemnity or warranty payable in
respect of any of the foregoing.

     2.   Authorization and Request.  Grantor authorizes and requests that the
Register of Copyrights and the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks record
this security agreement.

     3.   Covenants and Warranties.  Grantor represents, warrants, covenants and
agrees as follows:

          (a)  Grantor is now the sole owner of the Collateral, except for non-
exclusive licenses granted by Grantor to its customers in the ordinary course of

          (b)  Performance of this Agreement does not conflict with or result in
a breach of any agreement to which Grantor is party or by which Grantor is
bound, except to the extent that certain intellectual property agreements
prohibit the assignment of the rights thereunder to a third party without the
licenser's or other party's consent and this Agreement constitutes an

          (c)  During the term of this Agreement, Grantor will not transfer or
otherwise encumber any interest in the Collateral, except for non-exclusive
licenses granted by Grantor in the ordinary course of business or as set forth
in this Agreement;

          (d)  To its knowledge, each of the Patents is valid and enforceable,
and no part of the Collateral has been judged invalid or unenforceable, in whole
or in part, and no claim has been made that nay party of the Collateral violates
the rights of any third party;

          (e)  Grantor shall promptly advise Secured Party of any material
change in the composition of the Collateral, including but not limited to any
subsequent ownership right of the Grantor in or to any Trademark, Patent or
Copyright not specified in this Agreement;

          (f)  Grantor shall (i) protect, defend and maintain the validity and
enforceability of the Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights (ii) use its best
efforts to detect infringements of the Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights and
promptly advise Secured Party in writing to material infringements detected and
(iii) not allow any Trademarks, Patents or Copyrights to be abandoned, forfeited
or dedicated to the public without the written consent of Secured Party, which
shall not be unreasonably withheld unless Grantor determines that reasonable
business practices suggest that abandonment is appropriate;

          (g)  Grantor shall register or cause to be registered (to the extent
not already registered) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or
the United States Copyright Office, as applicable, those intellectual property
rights listed on Exhibit A, B and C hereto within thirty (30) days of the date
of this Agreement.  Grantor shall register or cause to be registered with the
United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office,
as applicable, those addiitonal intellectual property rights developed or
acquired by Grantor from time to time in connection with any product prior to
the sale or licensing of such product to any third party (including without
limitation revisions or additions to the intellectual property rights listed on
such Exhibits A, B and C).  Grantor shall, from time to time, execute and file
such other instruments, and take such further actions as Secured Party may
reasonably request from time to time to perfect or continue the perfection of
Secured Party's interest in the Collateral;

          (h)  This Agreement creates, and in the case of after acquired
Collateral, this Agreement will create at the time Grantor first has rights in
such after acquired Collateral, in favor of Secured Party a valid and perfected
first priority security interest in the Collateral in the United States securing
the payment and performance of the obligations evidenced by the Loan Agreement
upon making the filings referred to in clause (i) below;

          (i)  To its knowledge, except for, and upon, the filing with the
United States Patent and Trademark office with respect to the Patents and
Trademarks and the Register of Copyrights with respect to the Copyrights
necessary to perfect the security interests created hereunder, and except as has
been already made or obtained, no authorization, approval or other action by,
and no notice to or filing with, any U.S. governmental authority or U.S.
regulatory body is required either (i) for the grant by Grantor of the security
interest granted hereby or for the execution, delivery or performance of this
Agreement by Grantor in the U.S. or (ii) for the perfection in the United States
or the exercise by Secured Party of its rights and remedies hereunder;

          (j)  All information heretofore, herein or hereafter supplied to
Secured Party by or on behalf of Grantor with respect to the Collateral is
accurate and complete in all material respects;

          (k)  Grantor shall not enter into any agreement that would materially
impair or conflict with Grantor's obligations hereunder without Secured Party's
prior written consent,

which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. Grantor shall not permit the
inclusion in any material contract to which it becomes a party of any provisions
that could or might in any way prevent the creation of a security interest in
Grantor's rights and interests in any property included within the definition of
the Collateral acquired under such contracts, except that certain contracts may
contain anti-assignment provisions that could in effect prohibit the creation of
a security interest in such contracts if Grantor is required, in its
commercially reasonable judgment, to accept such provisions; and

          (l)  Upon any executive officer of Grantor obtaining actual knowledge
thereof, Grantor will promptly notify Secured Party in writing of any event that
materially adversely affects the value of any Collateral, the ability of Grantor
to dispose of any Collateral or the rights and remedies of Secured party in
relation thereto, including the levy of any legal process against any of the

     4.   Secured Party's Rights.  Secured Party shall have the right, but not
the obligation, to take, at Grantors sole expense, any actions that Grantor is
required under this Agreement to take but which Grantor fails to take, after
fifteen (15) days' notice to Grantor.  Grantor shall reimburse and indemnify
Secured Party for all reasonable costs and reasonable expenses incurred in the
reasonable exercise of its rights under this section 4.

     5.   Inspection rights.  Grantor hereby grants to Secured Party and its
employees, representatives and agents the right to visit, during reasonable
hours upon prior reasonable written notice to Grantor, any of Grantor's plants
and facilities that manufacture, install or store products (or that have done so
during the prior six-month period) that are sold utilizing any of the
Collateral, and to inspect the products and quality control records relating
thereto upon reasonable written notice to Grantor and as often as may be
reasonably requested.

     6.   Further Assurances; Attorney in Fact.

          (a) On a continuing basis, Grantor will make, execute, acknowledge and
deliver, and file and record in the proper filing and recording places in the
United States, all such instruments, including appropriate financing and
continuation statements and collateral agreements and filings with the United
States Patent and Trademark Office and the Register of Copyrights, and take all
such action as may reasonably be deemed necessary or advisable, or as requested
by Secured Party, to perfect Secured Party's security interest in all
Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks and otherwise to carry out the intent and
purposes of this Agreement, or for assuring and confirming to Secured Party the
grant or perfection of a security interest in all Collateral.

          (b)  Grantor hereby irrevocably appoints Secured Party as Grantor's
attorney-in-fact, with full authority in the place and stead of Grantor and in
the name of Grantor, from time to time in Secured Party's discretion, to take
any action and to execute any instrument which Secured Party may deem necessary
or advisable to accomplish the purposes of this Agreement, including (i) to
modify, in its sole discretion, this Agreement without first obtaining Grantor's
approval of or signature to such modification by amending Exhibit A, Exhibit B
and Exhibit C, thereof, as appropriate, to include reference to any right, title
or interest in any

Copyrights, Patents or Trademarks acquired by Grantor after the execution hereof
or to delete any reference to any right, title or interest in any Copyrights,
Patents or Trademarks in which Grantor no longer has or claims any right, title
or interest, (ii) to file, in its sole discretion, one or more financing or
continuation statements and amendments thereto, relative to any of the
Collateral without the signature of Grantor where permitted by law and (iii)
after the occurrence of an Event of Default, to transfer the Collateral into the
name of Bank or a third party to the extent permitted under the California
Uniform Commercial Code.

     7.   Events of Default.  The occurrence of any of the following shall
constitute an Event of Default under the Agreement.

          (a) An Event of Default occurs under the Loan Documents; or

          (b) Grantor breaches any warranty or agreement made by Grantor in this
Agreement and, as to any breach that is capable of cure, Grantor fails to cure
such breach within ten (10) days of the occurrence of such breach.

     8.   Remedies.  Upon the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default,
Secured Party shall have the right to exercise all the remedies of a secured
party under the California Uniform Commercial Code, including without limitation
the right to require Grantor to assemble the Collateral and any tangible
property in which Secured Party has a security interest and to make it available
to Secured Party at a place designated by Secured Party. Secured Party shall
have nonexclusive, royalty free license to use the Copyrights, Patents and
Trademarks to the extent reasonably necessary to permit Secured Party to
exercise its rights and remedies upon the occurrence of an Event of Default.
Grantor will pay any expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred by
Secured Party in connection with the exercise of any of Secured Party's rights
hereunder, including without limitation any expense incurred in disposing of the
Collateral.  All of Secured Party's rights and remedies with respect to the
Collateral shall be cumulative.

     9.   Indemnity.  Grantor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless
Secured Party and its officers, employees, and agent against:  (a) all
obligations, demands, claims, and liabilities claimed or asserted by any other
party in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and
(b) all losses or expenses in any way suffered, incurred, or paid by Secured
Party as a result of or in any way arising out of, following or consequential to
transactions between Secured Party and Grantor, whether under this Agreement or
otherwise (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees and
reasonable expenses), except for losses arising from or out of Secured Party's
gross negligence or willful misconduct.

     10.  Course of Dealing.  No course of dealing, nor any failure to exercise,
nor any delay in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall
operate as a waiver thereof.

     11.  Attorneys' Fees.  If any action relating to this Agreement is brought
by either party hereto against the other party, the prevailing party shall be
entitled to recover reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and disbursements.

     12.  Amendments.  This Agreement may be amended only by a written
instrument signed by both parties hereto.

     13.  Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in two or more
counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which
together shall constitute the same instrument.

     14.  California Law and Jurisdiction; Jury Waiver.  This Agreement shall be
governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard for choice of
law provisions.  Grantor and Secured Party consent to the exclusive jurisdiction
of any state or federal court located in Santa Clara County, California.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement on the
day and year first above written.

Address of Grantor:                               GRANTOR
                                                  EBAY, INC.
2005 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 270                   By:  /s/ PIERRE OMIDYAR
San Jose, CA  95125                               Title:  CEO
Attn:  Mr. Jeff Skoll
Address of Secured Party:                         SECURED PARTY:

                                                  IMPERIAL BANK
2460 Sand Hill Road, Suite 102                    By:  /s/ D. SOUSA
Menlo Park, CA  94025                             Title:     AVP

Attn:  Mr. David Sousa

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