Ansons’ patent attorney, Dr Nikos Minas, together with Lauren Porter and Robyn Kerr members of EY Belfast’s Innovation team, unwrapped the Patent Box at a Breakfast Seminar held in Belfast.

A time of networking over breakfast was followed by a seminar on this important, but oftentimes overlooked, tax incentive.

The Patent Box, which allows a reduction of the tax payable of profits derived from patented products to 10%, may result in significant savings for companies which innovate.

An audience of innovators, entrepreneurs and accountants listened to an explanation of some of the common misconceptions and misunderstandings that surround the Patent Box, the requirement of a qualifying right and how to obtain such a right.

Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Time: 08:30 – 9:00am – Registration, 9:00am – Presentation starts, 10:00am – Close

Venue:EY, Bedford House, Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7DT

This seminar will provide insights into how companies can obtain patents in the UK and elsewhere and the tax benefits these can deliver. This seminar will also explore the changes to the modified Patent Box and how companies can protect this reduced rate of tax,

This seminar will be delivered by Ian Edwards and the EY Belfast Innovations team along with Ansons’ patent attorney, Nikos Minas.