Qualifying projects for R&D Tax Credits and Patentable Inventions

21 February 2023

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Through research and development, companies have the potential to create inventions which can qualify for both R&D tax reliefs as well as patent protection.

To maximise benefit, companies should look into concurrently applying for R&D tax reliefs and patent protection on any innovation developed during their research-intensive activities.

Here, we compare how HMRC assesses Scientific Advancement for R&D tax relief versus how the UK Intellectual Property Office examines the patentability of an invention:

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