Laurie Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President

A patent licensing professional and IP attorney, Laurie has led the Avanci Vehicle platform, including day-to-day operations, since 2020. Laurie is committed to finding innovative licensing solutions that reflect wide consensus between industries. Her expertise spans licensing transactions, patent acquisitions and divestitures, portfolio strategy and valuation, and patent litigation.

Laurie joined 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. She previously practiced trial law as a Principal in the US-based law firm of McKool Smith, with a focus on disputes relating to standards development organizations and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms.

Laurie is a regular speaker on the benefits of patent platforms at leading industry conferences, has been recognized among the Most Influential Women in IP by Managing IP, and is also listed in the IAM Strategy 300 leading IP strategists.

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.

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