Sterling company wins $80M trademark office contract
REI to work on application development, modernization
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Office of Trademarks awarded Sterling-based government contractor REI Systems an $80 million contract to support application development and modernization for approximately 20 mission-critical systems, the company announced Tuesday.
Under the contract, REI will work on the Trademark Product Line applications, which includes a series of systems and applications that support the trademark registration process, with a goal to link IT support and delivery to strategies and business objectives.
“Federal Agencies are widely embracing REI’s Agile Delivery Framework, and seeing mission benefits as development teams engage with end-users,” REI Senior Director Samidha Manu said in a statement. “This opens the door to what is possible through app modernization and emerging technologies.”
The contract has a performance period of seven years. Founded in 1989, REI employs approximately 600 people and provides tech services to health care, national security, science, technology and government operations customers.
“This is our first prime contract with the USPTO, and I am confident that it will not be the last,” REI Chief Operating Officer Scott Fletcher said in a statement. “Thirty years from now, I expect that USPTO and REI will still be partnering in supporting the nation’s entrepreneurs.”