Laurie Fitzgerald

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 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. 


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 features in the IAM Strategy 300 list of leading IP professionals, and is among World IP Review’s Most Influential Women in IP. She earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Southwestern University and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Laurie lives with her family in Dublin, Ireland.