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…

‘Dual Display’ Patent Infringement

Mass Engineered Design, Inc. filed a complaint against Dell and three other companies alleging infringement of its “Dual Display” computer monitor system patent. In November 2008 the jury returned a verdict in favor of Mass Engineered Design. The jury unanimously found infringement and awarded a total of $3 million in damages, $500,000 of which was attributed to Dell. The jury also ruled in favor of Dell on its patent infringement counter-claim against Mass Engineered Design and awarded $120,000 in damages.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Dell, Inc. $380,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/29/2009
Jury Verdict 1/29/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database