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Managing intellectual property in government agencies

Tabled: 20 July 2005

Overview

Intangible assets and intellectual property (IP) are increasingly important in today’s economy. Government agencies deal with many different kinds of IP, for example, scientific research, information technology solutions, information datasets such as global information systems (GIS) and social research. The ineffective management of IP poses a number of risks to organisations, including risks of liability and of lost opportunities. This audit considered whether selected government agencies effectively manage their IP assets.

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