For many years, Lawrence has worked alongside Coller IP in managing the acquisition and sale of significant patent portfolios and we are excited that he has now joined Coller IP as a permanent member of the team.
Lawrence is an experienced IP Portfolio manager and has been responsible for many successful IP monetization programmes.
Until recently, he was responsible for the operations of the Intellectual Property (IP) Group within Coller Capital, with a focus on the technical due diligence and IP acquisitions. He managed a multidiscipline team of internal and external resources based in Europe and the USA generating multi million $US from IP over the last 5 years. His expertise lies within licensing, IP valuation, transactions and strategy as well as market and business analysis.
Lawrence was also Vice President of European Partnerships at IPvalue with responsibility for the European business (2003 -2007) and Head of Licensing at British Telecom (1999- 2003).
Lawrence has a background in Research and Development with BT joining in 1972, where he worked on the development of the first transatlantic optical fibre submarine cables specialising in the design of high power laser transmitters. He later was responsible for the capital investment in BT’s Access network, which included the electronic equipment, underground and overhead plant, radio networks and rights of way with budget responsibility for a $1bn/ annum capital investment programme and a department of 600 people.
As head of IP Exploitation at BT Exact, he established the company mining program, portfolio management valuations, outsourcing contracts and resulting revenue streams for its intellectual assets.
As Head of Monetisation at Coller IP, Lawrence will be using all his skills and experience to good effect.
Lawrence has published 5 patents and over 50 technical papers and has held visiting Professorships at Manchester Metropolitan University. He also sits on the industrial advisory board for Bangor University having a BSc from Bangor University and MSc from Essex University. He is member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.