GAO Frees Navy From IP Fight Over Security Contract

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has thrown out a protest brought by a military training company that claims the U.S. Navy is violating intellectual property law by using the company's exclusively offered training curriculum in a solicitation for a security guard contract.

The GAO said that it cannot rule on Controlled Force Inc.'s protest of the Navy contract terms because the agency does not decide questions of intellectual property infringement. Controlled Force had claimed the Navy unlawfully incorporated its Mechanical Advantage Control Holds, or MACH, training...
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