Technical Field:Chemical Engineering
Industry Expertise:Chemical industry as a process engineer
Laurie graduated with honors from Vassar College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. While at Vassar, she authored a thesis on the interaction of guanine with a number of transition metals. She then attended Dartmouth College, where she received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering in 1990. While at Dartmouth, she worked in a laboratory doing research on the enzymatic degradation of cellulosic materials.
Laurie worked for ten years in the chemical industry as a process engineer, technical services engineer, manufacturing engineer, and day production supervisor. She worked for companies including Chevron U.S.A., Sterling Chemicals, Inc., and Union Carbide Corporation / Dow Chemical Company. She was responsible for the manufacture of products as diverse as crude oil distillates, acetic acid, hydrogen cyanide derivatives, and solution vinyl resins.
Laurie earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004. While in law school, she worked as a research assistant for a law professor researching worldwide oil and gas unitization agreements. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Laurie began her practice as a patent attorney at an oilfield products and services company and at a mid-size IP boutique. She joined International IP Law Group in 2015.
Laurie’s practice has given her experience in the preparation and prosecution of patents relating to oil and gas exploration and production, catalysis, distillation, polymerization, heat exchange, mechanical systems, and computer hardware and software.