Ministry of Defence: Intellectual Property

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th April 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Intellectual Property strategies referred to on page 32 of the Government's Defence and Security Industrial Strategy, published on 23 March 2021.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Intellectual Property strategies will form part of the department's overall commercial and project strategy and will be considered and refined during the business case approval process. These documents are internal to the Ministry of Defence and will not be published as they may contain sensitive information on the department's requirements and commercial position, or information relating to partners or third parties.

However, information on the department's intellectual property requirements will be included in the invitation to tender documents issued for all contracts, and relevant details of any given intellectual property strategy will be released to Industry during the Early Market Engagement process wherever possible.

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