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Technology seminar: Key issues of Intellectual Property and Research & Development
Feb
25
2015
Start: 8.00 am
End: 25/02/2015
10.15 am
Cost: Free

Location: HSBC, 100 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading, RG2 6UJ

Please note that this event has now finished.

In this seminar, Boyes Turner and Chantrey Vellacott will review the key issues of Research & Development (R&D) and Intellectual Property (IP).

Research & Development
R&D can be costly, not only in itself but also in the fact that payback can take months if not years, and it needs financing. The UK has some of the most effective tax relief available for this type of expenditure in the form of R&D tax credits.

Kevin Voller, Partner at Chantrey Vellacott will identify the activities that qualify for making an R&D claim, understanding the process and timeline.

Kevin has over 15 years' experience of providing business and personal proactive taxation advice for both owner-managed businesses and high net worth individuals. In particular Kevin has considerable expertise in Research & Development tax relief.

Intellectual Property
The recent explosion of claims alleging infringement of IP rights is being driven by the fact that knowledge, as well as information and proprietary products, are the true assets upon which the value of a business is based. As companies compete for position, the potential for IP litigation has grown at an exponential rate, with 'tactical' litigation particularly rife to quell or delay innovation and expansion.

Bill Gornall-King, Partner at Boyes Turner will discuss the different types of IP rights and provide an overview of the protections available for IP rights to help businesses identify, capture and protect their IP assets.

Bill works for a variety of UK and international companies, looking to protect and commercially exploit their intellectual property, as well as advising businesses on commercial issues both at a strategic level and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements.

AGENDA

08.00 Breakfast and registration
08.30 Kevin Voller - R&D
09.00 Bill Gornall-King - IP
09.30 Q&A
09.45 Networking and refreshments
10.15 Close

To register for this event, please click on "Book a place" on this page or email Shirley Stallwood.

For more information, please contact Bill Gornall-King


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