The free seminar is being held in Cranfield Innovation Centre on Wednesday (October 2) entitled Cutting your tax bill for innovation.
 
Speakers will include Lindsay Pentelow, tax partner at international accountancy firm Mazars in Milton Keynes, and Andrew McKenzie, principal at patent and trademark attorneys Scott & York in St Albans and London.
 
Mr Pentelow pictured leads the Mazars tax planning offering to the technology sector. He is involved in developing the firm’s approach to the new Patent Box provisions and ensuring that clients can take fullest advantage of this relief, together with other existing reliefs for the sector such as research and development tax credits.
 
He said: “This is an ideal opportunity not only to ensure that your business is not missing out on opportunities to save tax, but also to network with like-minded businesses.
 
“We will be covering the importance of planning, tellling you what you need to know about the R&D tax credits, how to maximise cash savings and the pitfalls to avoid."
 
Mr McKenzie will be discussing what items can be patented, filing strategies for for new patents and stressing the need for a portfolio review of existing patents.
 
He is a UK and European patent attorney and helps businesses register intellectual property rights throughout the world. He advises on the commercial exploitation of those rights and also has considerable experience in carrying out and advising on intellectual property portfolio analysis and management.
 
Attendance at the seminar is free but to register to attend contact Matt Lloyd at info@cranfieldtechnologypark.co.uk
 
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