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Can I claim R&D activities relating to patenting?<\/strong><\/h3>\r\n

As inventors are increasingly engaging Patent Attorneys to protect their IP and help them navigate the path to commercialisation, we often get asked if Patent fees can be included in R&D Tax Incentive claims.

The answer is… yes and no.

Under the program, commercial, legal and administrative aspects of patenting and licensing are not eligible as core R&D activities. However, these aspects may still be eligible as supporting R&D activities where they are undertaken to directly support or enable a core R&D activity.

An example would be if you needed to conduct literature reviews or patent searches to confirm and\/or demonstrate that the knowledge or information was not publicly available, hence legitimising your R&D experimentation activities under the program.

Demonstrating a ‘knowledge gap’<\/strong>
As contemporaneous records are required to support each activity included in an R&D claim, time-stamped searches and reviews conducted by a Patent Attorney identifying or highlighting a knowledge gap would satisfy your required documentation, and are eligible for you to claim.

Examples of the types of searches or reviews a Patent Attorney may conduct to support your R&D project include literature reviews, patent and state-of-the-art searches, scientific or technology reviews or examine trade journals.

<\/strong>Confused?<\/strong>
We know it can be a grey area, so if you’re unsure about the eligibility of activities your Patent Attorney is undertaking or has completed, please get in touch and we’ll review them for you. We’re here to help.<\/p>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n
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Advice of the Month<\/strong><\/h1>\r\n

Write your R&D activity descriptions as you are planning or doing them while it is fresh in your mind. You can then simply send them to us as they are completed or at the end of the financial year.<\/p>\r\n

Your activities need to be clearly described so that an independent reader can understand what was done and why it was done.<\/p>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n

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Can I claim R&D activities relating to patenting?<\/strong><\/h3>\r\n

As inventors are increasingly engaging Patent Attorneys to protect their IP and help them navigate the path to commercialisation, we often get asked if Patent fees can be included in R&D Tax Incentive claims.

The answer is… yes and no.

Under the program, commercial, legal and administrative aspects of patenting and licensing are not eligible as core R&D activities. However, these aspects may still be eligible as supporting R&D activities where they are undertaken to directly support or enable a core R&D activity.

An example would be if you needed to conduct literature reviews or patent searches to confirm and\/or demonstrate that the knowledge or information was not publicly available, hence legitimising your R&D experimentation activities under the program.

Demonstrating a ‘knowledge gap’<\/strong>
As contemporaneous records are required to support each activity included in an R&D claim, time-stamped searches and reviews conducted by a Patent Attorney identifying or highlighting a knowledge gap would satisfy your required documentation, and are eligible for you to claim.

Examples of the types of searches or reviews a Patent Attorney may conduct to support your R&D project include literature reviews, patent and state-of-the-art searches, scientific or technology reviews or examine trade journals.

<\/strong>Confused?<\/strong>
We know it can be a grey area, so if you’re unsure about the eligibility of activities your Patent Attorney is undertaking or has completed, please get in touch and we’ll review them for you. We’re here to help.<\/p>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n
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Advice of the Month<\/strong><\/h1>\r\n

Write your R&D activity descriptions as you are planning or doing them while it is fresh in your mind. You can then simply send them to us as they are completed or at the end of the financial year.<\/p>\r\n

Your activities need to be clearly described so that an independent reader can understand what was done and why it was done.<\/p>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n

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Can I claim R&D activities relating to patenting?<\/strong><\/h3>\r\n

As inventors are increasingly engaging Patent Attorneys to protect their IP and help them navigate the path to commercialisation, we often get asked if Patent fees can be included in R&D Tax Incentive claims.

The answer is… yes and no.

Under the program, commercial, legal and administrative aspects of patenting and licensing are not eligible as core R&D activities. However, these aspects may still be eligible as supporting R&D activities where they are undertaken to directly support or enable a core R&D activity.

An example would be if you needed to conduct literature reviews or patent searches to confirm and\/or demonstrate that the knowledge or information was not publicly available, hence legitimising your R&D experimentation activities under the program.

Demonstrating a ‘knowledge gap’<\/strong>
As contemporaneous records are required to support each activity included in an R&D claim, time-stamped searches and reviews conducted by a Patent Attorney identifying or highlighting a knowledge gap would satisfy your required documentation, and are eligible for you to claim.

Examples of the types of searches or reviews a Patent Attorney may conduct to support your R&D project include literature reviews, patent and state-of-the-art searches, scientific or technology reviews or examine trade journals.

<\/strong>Confused?<\/strong>
We know it can be a grey area, so if you’re unsure about the eligibility of activities your Patent Attorney is undertaking or has completed, please get in touch and we’ll review them for you. We’re here to help.<\/p>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n
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Advice of the Month<\/strong><\/h1>\r\n

Write your R&D activity descriptions as you are planning or doing them while it is fresh in your mind. You can then simply send them to us as they are completed or at the end of the financial year.<\/p>\r\n

Your activities need to be clearly described so that an independent reader can understand what was done and why it was done.<\/p>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n<\/tbody>\r\n<\/table>\r\n<\/td>\r\n<\/tr>\r\n

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