Beata joined FB Rice in 2012 and is an Associate in the Melbourne Engineering group. She completed her Bachelor Laws/Bachelor Engineering (Electrical and Computer Systems) degrees at Monash University in 2012, receiving honours for both degrees, and completed her Masters of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Melbourne in 2014.
Beata’s engineering background has included placements in a number of different fields, including work in power engineering, process system automation, and medical devices. She is particularly interested in medical devices and instrumentation, and completed a year-long research project in her 4th year in conjunction with the Monash University Bionic Vision Group, focusing on image processing for the cortical bionic eye.
Her law studies have left Beata with an interest in all areas of intellectual property law, and she completed her final-year law thesis on the authorship requirement for copyright protection as it applies to computer software. She enjoys being able to continue research in intellectual property law.