Who will be presenting…


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


Scott Vilé – Principal, Wrays

Scott specialises in mechanical technologies. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and trade mark applications. His experience extends across a wide range of mechanical based inventions. Scott also assists in the management of his client’s Intellectual Property and the development of strategies to ensure effective, affordable protection for clients. Scott also travels extensively through China where he assists his clients IP needs as well as providing educational conferences to Chinese Patent attorneys.


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


James Tng – Tax Partner, UHY Haines Norton

James Tng is a Tax Partner UHY Haines Norton.
He has more than 13 years experience in tax and business advice to small to medium businesses, migrants, overseas and Australian businesses and government agencies.  James regularly presents for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.


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

David Greatwich

David Greatwich – Tax Principal, Swanson Reed

David is a Tax Principal at Swanson Reed, specialist R&D Tax Advisory Firm. David provides R&D tax advice to companies undertaking R&D activities, with a view to maximising eligible tax offset entitlements. David has 15 years senior management experience in commercial roles and 14 years banking experience in business and commercial environment.