Report 2011-106 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2011-106: Intellectual Property: An Effective Policy Would Educate State Agencies and Take Into Account How Their Functions and Property Differ (Release Date: November 2011)

Recommendation #1 To: Transportation, Department of

Caltrans, the Energy Commission, Food and Agriculture, and Health Care Services should put in writing those policies and procedures related to intellectual property that they believe are necessary and appropriate to enable their staff to identify, manage, and protect their intellectual property.

1-Year Agency Response

In June 2012 Caltrans issued a written policy related to ownership and use of its intellectual property. Further, Caltrans stated that it issued interim guidelines in October 2012 to assist its managers and employees to better manage and protect Caltrans' intellectual property. Finally, Caltrans stated that it will modify its interim guidelines as its program develops and General Services issues direction per Assembly Bill 744 (AB 744) [Chapter 463, Statutes of 2012], which was signed by the governor in September 2012. (See 2013-406, p. 35)

  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-106

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.