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…

Cornell University v. HP (Patent Infringement)

Cornell University and the Cornell Research Foundation, Inc. alleged that HP’s PA-RISC 8000 family of microprocessors, and servers and workstations incorporating those processors, infringed a patent assigned to Cornell Research Foundation. In May 2008, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in the amount of $184 million.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Hewlett-Packard Company $184,044,048
Further Information Released
Complaint 3/3/2009
Verdict 3/3/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database