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Cleantech In Business: The R&D Tax Incentive and IP Protection

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Join us for a presentation at FB Rice as we discuss how to offset your R&D costs and protect your IP in the cleantech sector. FB Rice is an Intellectual Property and R&D tax consulting firm focused on helping Australian companies through their innovation journey. Victoria’s cleantech companies are at the leading edge of innovation, often developing new or improved products or processes, or solving complex problems in this important sector.

These activities can be costly and the government’s R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI) program can help offset this expenditure. With a 43.5% refundable tax offset available to companies, the RDTI program can help provide a way to reduce the net costs of your R&D to enable further investment into these solutions. Similarly, protecting your commercial interests via IP protection is also vital for companies in this sector.

  • The RDTI program specifically tailored to the cleantech sector and the types of activities that are claimable to offset the costs.
  • Updates on the recent changes to the program - latest guidance and what companies need to know to protect their R&D claim.
  • Valuable tips and strategies for substantiating R&D tax claims.
  • An introduction to the various forms of IP protection available, focusing on patent protection and how this can be used to secure rights to inventive products and processes
  • The requirements for patent protection, some common misconceptions around IP, as well as tips for working with patent attorneys.

Kate Mahady | Partner R&D Tax Consulting

Kate Mahady has over 20 years’ experience in research and development tax consulting with strong experience in advising a broad range of technology based companies from start-ups to large multinationals.

Dr Cory Smith | Senior R&D Tax Consultant

Cory has a keen interest in cleantech and uses his technical background and research experience to aid companies in getting the most out of their cleantech R&D projects through using the R&D Tax Incentive and other grant programs.

Beata Khaidurova | Senior Associate

Named a ‘Rising Star’ by Managing IP magazine in 2020 and 2021, Beata brings years of experience working as a patent attorney across the cleantech sector.

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