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.

1-Year 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 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.