Laurie Fitzgerald

Laurie Fitzgerald

Laurie Fitzgerald
Senior Vice President

A patent licensing professional and IP attorney, Laurie has more than a decade of experience in resolving disputes between patent owners and technology developers. Her expertise spans licensing transactions, patent acquisitions and divestitures, portfolio strategy and valuation, and patent litigation.

Laurie joins Avanci from its affiliate Teletry, where she facilitated the licensing of BlackBerry’s extensive portfolio of patented technologies to smartphone and telecom infrastructure manufacturers around the world.

Before her career as a licensing professional, Laurie practiced trial law as a Principal in the US-based law firm of McKool Smith. Her practice spanned all aspects of patent law, with a focus on disputes relating to standards development organizations and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms.

Laurie earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Southwestern University and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. She is based in Dublin, Ireland.