Lawrence Bickers

Senior Associate

Coller IP has formed a strategic partnership with Naomi Korn Associates. Combining a wealth of expertise and skills, the partnership will provide long-term, comprehensive and cost-effective intellectual property and data privacy consultancy and training support. Lawrence is Director of IP, Coller IP.

Lawrence is an experienced IP expert.  He also has experience as an IP Portfolio manager and has been responsible for many successful IP monetization programmes.

He joined Coller IP in 2012 and in 2017 was appointed Managing Director and then Chairman in 2018. Following the acquisition by Mathys and Squire in 2018, he now acts as Managing Director.

Lawrence was previously responsible for the operations of the Intellectual Property (IP) Group within Coller Capita from 2007, 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 50+ million $US from IP.

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), where he pioneered the first exploitation programme with Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting and General Atlantic Fund. Creating the company IPvalue.

Lawrence has a background in Research and Development with BT where he worked on the development of the first transatlantic submarine cables specialising in the design of high-power laser transmitters. He later was responsible for the capital investment in BT’s Access network, 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.

Lawrence has recently been training large corporates in Asia on IP Valuations, he has published 5 patents and over 50 technical papers and has held visiting Professorships at Manchester Metropolitan University. He also sat on Industrial Advisory Board for Bangor University.

Lawrence has a BSc from Bangor University and MSc from Essex University. He is member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.