Joint Vehicle Program Showcases The Tricky Math Of Intellectual Property

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 25, 2014 at 4:31 PM
When defense contractors compile their bids for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, the ensuing haggling over intellectual property costs could be the first major test of a key Pentagon policy. The Army wants to find a contractor to build about 50,000 vehicles for the Army and the Marine Corps at a cost that could eventually reach tens of billions of dollars. What makes the project particularly interesting is buried at the end of a 335-page draft request for proposals:...

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