Laurie focuses her practice on patents in biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceuticals. She works with a range of clients, including small, venture-funded start-ups, mid-sized biotechnology companies and multinational pharmaceutical companies.
Laurie specializes in developing competitive intellectual property strategies that integrate scientific and business considerations into the complex landscape of regulatory and patent law. She assists many clients in designing and securing worldwide patent strategies in connection with clinically approved products and products in clinical development. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, including life-cycle management, development of licensing strategies, freedom to operate analysis, operational and formal opinion work, the design and maintenance of collaborations, Hatch-Waxman issues, and other relevant patent and business considerations. Laurie has also counseled many companies in acquiring and divesting intellectual property assets, and has conducted due diligence on numerous patent portfolios for her clients.
Education and Prior Experience
Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements
News & Events
May 2, 2013
Laurie Butler Lawrence was a panelist at an event titled, "Protecting Intellectual Property: Finding and Executing Best Strategies Under Cost-Cutting Pressure," presented by the BPLA Biotechnology Committee, Cambridge, MA.
April 3, 2008
Diana M. Collazo, Laurie Butler Lawrence and Cathy M. McCarty presented "Life Science Patent Strategies: From Ideas to Approved Products" at a program for WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology), sponsored by LL&A, Cambridge, MA.