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.
On December 16, 2016, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted to the Department of General Services (DGS) a list of significant intellectual property (IP) for inclusion in the DGS IP database. DHCS is currently developing IP policies and procedures that it believes will enable its staff to identify, manage, and protect its IP. DHCS will also develop and standardize forms necessary for staff to manage and protect its IP when engaging with public and non-public entities.
On September 28, 2016, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) met with the Department of General Services (DGS) regarding the DGS Intellectual Property (IP) Program. DHCS is currently compiling a list of significant IP for inclusion in the DGS IP database, which is being developed to assist State Agencies with IP management and protection.
The Department of Health Care Services will await instruction from the Department of General Services regarding the appropriate policies and procedures related to intellectual property.
The Department anticipates collaborating with the Department of General Services on a cohesive statewide approach to develop policy and track intellectual property.
The Department of Health Care Services intends to coordinate its efforst regarding intellectual property with the Department of General Services. These efforts will be consistent with Government Code, section 13988, et. seq. Pursuant to Government Code, section 13988.2, the statewide effort to track intellectual property will commence January 2015.
Health Care Services indicated that it has not yet implemented the recommendation because of other high priority projects and staff vacancies. However, Health Care Services stated that pursuant to AB 744 it will coordinate with General Services to track and manage its intellectual property. (See 2013-406, p. 36)
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