Managing IP in Government - Exploring the issues raised by the Auditor General of Victoria

When: Friday May 14th, 12noon - 2:30pm (includes light lunch)

Where: Karstens at CQ, 123 Queen St, Melbourne, Level 3


For Government Agencies, the proper management of Intellectual Property is challenging.  This seminar will address these challenges utilising the Auditor General's 2005 report as a backdrop.

 A brief excerpt from the report

"There is little in place to ensure that agencies are aware of IP owned under agreements, or have established mechanisms to facilitatate use and access...This leads to a tendency for IP to be "Locked Up", and therefore it is less likely that it will realise its full potential as a public asset."

Managing Intellectual Property In Government Agencies, Auditor General, Victoria, 20th July 2005

 This seminar will cover

Foreword by VAGO (Victorian Auditor General's Office)  - The report, its rammifications for government, and updates on progress since its release. Presentation by Andrew Greeves, Assistant Auditor General

An interpretation of the report recommendations - How does the Auditor General see the current state of intellectual property management in the Victorian Government?

Understanding the report recommendations - What do these recommendations mean at an operational level.

How can we better manage our intellectual property? - What can individual agencies do to better manage intellectual property. 

Facilitated Discussion - Lets solve some real world problems

Networking - Meet and Exchange ideas with other agencies and authorities with similar challenges and opportunities.

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