Who will be presenting…


Session 1: Protecting Intellectual Property (IP) and developed R&D


Joe Seisdedos – Principal, Wrays

Joe has 10 years experience at a major national firm of Patent Attorneys, primarily specialising in IT, business method and medical technologies with a background in nuclear physics, detector development and complex system simulation. Joe has a wide ranging experience in drafting and prosecuting patents, with a particular focus on the Australian and US markets. He has specialist country-specific knowledge in IT and business methods and lectures at two Australian universities on intellectual property and the drafting of patent specifications.


Session 2: Intellectual Property and Relevant Tax Consideration
(e.g. trusts, associated expenses, deferred franking issues etc.) 

 David coutts

David Coutts – Senior Manager, Aston Ryan Malcolm

David commenced with Aston Ryan Malcolm in November 2007 and has been a professional advisor since 1999. During this time, David has developed his skills and knowledge in order to provide his clients with the best possible advice. David works closely with his diverse client base as their trusted advisor, to ensure that they achieve not only their business goals but also their personal goals.


Session 3: Accessing the new R&D Tax Incentive safely 

Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers – Swanson Reed

Adam manages some of Australia’s largest R&D tax incentive claims. His main area of expertise focuses around R&D claim defence including AusIndustry reviews, ATO audits and AAT mediation and representation.