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Public Sector: Intellectual Property

Question for Treasury

UIN HL17751, tabled on 5 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Getting smart about intellectual property and other intangibles in the public sector, published in October 2018, which department will be responsible for the proposal to "design and implement best practice protocols for development, protection and commercialisation of public sector knowledge assets".

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Knowledge Assets team, based in HM Treasury but supported by a range of departments, is working with strategic partners to develop an implementation strategy which is aligned with related policy and institutions across the public sector.

The implementation strategy remains in development and it is the intention to publish it later this year. It will respond to each of the ten recommendations made in the 2018 Budget report ‘Getting smart about intellectual property and other intangibles in the public sector’, including questions of future departmental responsibilities and reporting.

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Treasury