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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

DataTern v. Abbott Laboratories, et al. (Patent Infringement)

Texas company DataTern, Inc., sued several companies, including General Dynamics, for allegedly infringing a patent on relational databases (the “402 Patent”). DataTern alleged that General Dynamics infringed the patent by making, operating, and maintaining object oriented software applications and systems, including an intranet application tracking corporate integrity agreement workflow. In September 2011, General Dynamics settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
4/4/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Dynamics Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/1/2011
Order of Dismissal 10/1/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database