Leveraging the R&D tax incentive for your innovation

The R&D Tax Incentive is the Government’s flagship program for supporting research and development undertaken in Australia. With many IP intensive companies involved in activity that could qualify for the R&D Tax Incentive, it makes sense to develop an understanding of the nuances of the incentive and how it works. Wrays are partnering with the RSM R&D Tax specialist team …

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Startup to Scale Up Toolkit Workshop – Event Summary

This week Wrays  and our industry friends, Nifty Grants, Standard Ledger and LaunchLink hosted an intimate event – Startup to Scaleup Toolkit Workshop. We brought together expertise on protecting IP, startup valuations, managing media relations and accessing R&D Tax Incentives. Attendees engaged in four sessions provided by the following subject matter experts: Accounting Remco from Standard Ledger ran through a valuations …

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The Intellectual Property of Autonomous Mining

Almost 3 years ago I wrote an article discussing some of the issues associated with patent protection being obtained relating to remote mine site operations. That article can be accessed here. That article is the most viewed article of the many I’ve written and published on the LinkedIn platform.  This demonstrates the high level of continuing interest in remote mine site …

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Internet of Things: transforming Australian agriculture & food production

As innovation and technology continue to disrupt the agriculture industry and play a key role in ensuring the provenance of food, we invite you to explore the current and upcoming trends in agriculture, food supply, safety and processing powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). Sheda, PwC’s Nifty Grants and Wrays are excited to bring you this informative breakfast event. Attendees will hear from …

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Flogging a Dead Horse – Fintech Patenting

The Australian financial sector is the single largest contributor to the national economy. New ways to legally organise, distribute, invest and hide funds so that profits are maximised, whilst minimising taxation and associated risks, has been popular since people started using coinage and other symbolic value representations for trade. With so much money in the financial sector – and with …

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Freedom to operate searches

A strong knowledge base can give you a real edge over the competition, but are you taking advantage of all the available information streams? Freedom to operate searches are an extremely useful, yet chronically underutilised, tool for gathering information. FTOs are like reconnaissance missions, allowing you to scope the field of development and your competitors. Used effectively, they provide guidance …

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Executive Briefing – The Commercialisation Conundrum

In an ever increasing fast-paced disruptive economy, CEOs and businesses are under pressure to invest in transformational growth. At this roundtable lunch, our guest speakers will explore how senior decision makers and businesses can mitigate disruption and become global disruptors themselves using a combination of traditional methodologies and data science to rapidly and accurately guide commercialisation decision-making. Attendees will hear …

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A double-whammy for Australian distributors? Parallel importing and infringement threat damages changes

Parallel importing defence expanded It is now easier to import ‘genuine’ branded goods into Australia without infringing the trade marks relating to that brand. In our flagship magazine, The Gatherer, we let you know about an upcoming Act which will make significant changes to Australia’s parallel importation laws. As of 25 August 2018, the parallel importation provisions of that Act …

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