General Dynamics Awarded Contract from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

FAIRFAX, Va. , Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded an Infrastructure, Design, Engineering, Architecture and Integration (IDEAI) contract by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). General Dynamics is one of three companies awarded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts under the IDEAI program. The length of each contract is one year with four one-year renewal options; the total potential value among all three contracts is $95 million.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide a variety of services including system design, infrastructure engineering, network engineering, system engineering, accessibility engineering and enterprise architecture services. General Dynamics will support the patent and trademark application-processing and examination functions, USPTO management and administrative systems, and dissemination of patent and trademark information to the public.

As an incumbent, General Dynamics brings great depth and expertise to the contract. This award builds on General Dynamics' 12 years of experience supporting USPTO's mission of fostering the United States' technological progress and achievement through the system of patents and trademarks.

"We will assist in the Patent and Trademark Office's efforts to automate the examination and registration processes -- better serving U.S. industry and the individual inventor," said Marcus Collier , senior vice president, General Dynamics Information Technology's Civilian and Homeland Security Solutions Division. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with USPTO by aligning specialized systems into a comprehensive enterprise architecture that increases efficiency and effectiveness."

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With more than 15,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va. , employs approximately 85,600 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at

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