Battelle: The Business of “Unnovation”


In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) misappropriated the intellectual property of a small company that was selling risk management tools to the food industry.  The intellectual property stolen by the FDA represents the basis upon which today’s computer predictive analytics market is based.  The predictive analytics market is estimated to grow from $1.70 billion in 2013 to $5.24 billion in 2018 at a CAGR of 25.2% from 2013 to 2018.
When the technology was stolen by the FDA, Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) was serving as their support contractor.  BMI assisted the FDA in misappropriating the intellectual property, reverse engineering it and arranging for the duplication of the line of food risk management tools being sold by the small company.  It was BMI that facilitated a “back door” non-competitive contract with a Department of Defense subcontractor to duplicate the stolen technology.  BMI then misappropriated the technology for itself to form the basis of their own multi-million dollar a year predictive analytics line of business.
As part of BMI’s efforts to grow the market for the new line of predictive analytic tools they developed, based on the technology they stole, BMI forged relationships with the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).  Today, BMI is working closely with GMA and its 300+ member companies to further develop the stolen predictive analytics technology even though they are fully aware that they are using stolen technology.  FDA, BMI and GMA know that it is impossible for small businesses to sue them.  They are all thieves in the night destroying the innovation that creates jobs for Americans and keeps the United States ahead of the foreign competition.
You are invited to read the sworn Affadvits of Truth presented to the Commissioner of the FDA, and the Presidents of both BMI and GMA under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) by the small business victim of the theft at


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