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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…

Compuware v. IBM (Copyright Infringement and Antitrust)

In 2002, Compuware sued IBM for copyright infringement, unfair competitive acts, and other anti-trust abuses. Compuware alleged that IBM stole a computer code from them for use in IBM’s File Manager and Fault Analyzer tools. IBM agreed to license $140 million of Compuware software over the next four years and offer to purchase $260 million of select Compuware services over the next four years.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
3/22/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
IBM Corporation $400,000,000
Further Information Released
IBM Press release 8/19/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database