Report 2011-106 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of

Food and Agriculture should ensure that it has developed intellectual property terms and conditions that are appropriate for the types of agreements into which its contracts office enters.

Agency Response*

Food and Agriculture issued intellectual property policy and guidelines in July 2012. The policy specifies responsibility for developing and registering Food and Agriculture's intellectual property including language in contracts that is appropriate and necessary. (See 2013-406, p. 36)

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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