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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…

ReedHycalog Patent Litigation

Halliburton will pay $30 million plus royalties to settle a patent dispute with National Oilwell Varco Inc.’s ReedHycalog division. The settlement includes a cross-licensing agreement that allows Halliburton to continue using the products involved in the dispute. ReedHycalog alleged that Halliburton, along with two other oilfield services companies, manufactured, leased, used and/or sold various kinds of drill bits and cutters that infringed ReedHycalog’s patents.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Announcement
6/23/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Halliburton $30,000,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/8/2009
Halliburton Press Release 1/8/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database