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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…

Keytruda Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Merck agreed to pay PDL BioPharma $19.5 million to settle claims that Merck’s Keytruda skin-cancer immunotherapy treatment infringed a patent owned by PDL.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
4/24/2017
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Merck & Co., Inc. $19,500,000
Further Information Released
PDL BioPharma Press Release 4/24/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database