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  • Writer's pictureJemima Nash

Combining STEM and HASS at SuperIP

Discovering the depths of Intellectual Property Law at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick!

Our SuperIP Industry Immersion saw students deep dive into how careers in Intellectual Property Law function day-to-day. Students from our partner schools travelled into the city to visit the Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick building to discover the possibilities of law, intellectual property, and science careers.

Students were immersed in a corporate environment and participated in a workshop that gave them insight into how an undergraduate degree could run. Designed and delivered by LLB Senior Lecturer Mitchell Adams from Swinburne Law School, the workshop saw students explore the basics of Intellectual Property Law and develop their understanding of the need and desire to protect ideas. Students then built their own medical technology prototype out of LittleBits technology to help them understand how to draft a patent application.

An industry panel session consisting of professionals in various stages of their careers at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick allowed students to ask insightful questions about the industry. Students were extremely engaged and asked probing questions that explored topics including FEE-HELP debt, changing your mind, alternative pathways to qualifications, soft versus technology skills, wild inventions that needed legal protection and work, study, and life balance advice.

Participating students received a Monash Tech School digital badge, co-branded alongside the industry partners Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and Convergence Science Network. This badge certified the foundational skills and knowledge that students acquired through participating in SuperIP.

The day uniquely combined STEM and HASS subjects, allowing students to see the possibilities of pursuing both areas in their future study and career decisions. 

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