David Wraige, a European and Chartered Patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, LLP will present an Energy & Technology Magazine Webinar entitled, “Thinking Outside the Patent Box,” on Wednesday, April 17.
Mr. Wraige’s presentation will explain how the traditional role of patents will change under the new Patent Box tax relief scheme and highlight the strategic issues that need to be considered. He will discuss obtaining tax relief from UK-based product development, using patents to reduce a corporation’s tax bill and managing a patent portfolio for best effect under the Patent Box scheme. Mr. Wraige will also address the financial implications of obtaining a patent and explain when patent protection is suitable.
Laurence Bard, a corporate tax adviser at Smith & Williamson, a London-based firm of accountants, will also present during the webinar. He will focus on the principal conditions for claiming Patent Box relief, how to plan to enter the regime and maximise the reliefs and whether the UK is now the jurisdiction in which to hold patents.
Mr. Wraige has considerable experience advising a diverse range of clients from start-ups to multinational corporations, enabling him to tailor his service to the needs of a particular client.
He works in the mechanical, electrical, and software fields including technologies such as banknote processing, document handling machinery, product handling and packaging, food packaging, optics, medical devices, drug delivery, telecommunications (especially mobile telecommunications), outdoor advertising, LED lighting, semiconductor fabrication, circuit design for integrated circuits, audio signal processing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), switched mode power supplies, computer networking, and relational databases