Lunch and Learn - IP (Intellectual property) 101

For many start-up businesses and entrepreneurs, Intellectual Property or IP, is the difference between success and failure. Competing with larger, established business requires new and disruptive innovation. Much of that creativity and innovation can be protected with registered IP like patents for inventions, trademarks for brands and designs for the way a product looks.



10 August 2021

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AEST


The IP 101 Lunch and Learn workshop will help you understand the basics of patents, trade marks and designs so you can apply IP to your own business and learn what your next steps might be. Joined by experienced patent and trade marks examiners, you will walk away with a wealth of knowledge to apply practically to your business.

The IP Australia team would also love to hear from you. If you have any questions or if there is anything specific you want covered in the session please get in touch with the team by emailing


Laura Russo has worked at IP Australia since 2015 and currently leads a team of trade mark examiners in the Trade Marks and Designs Group. She has also worked in international policy and cooperation and the trade marks training academy helping prepare trade mark examiner recruits.

Kelly Hitchens has worked at IP Australia since 2014. She is currently a senior patent examiner in the biotechnology area and has also worked in the training academy helping prepare patent examiner recruits and as an examiner of patents. Before her time at IP Australia Kelly worked as a medical researcher in infectious diseases and did her PhD in cell and molecular biology.


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