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Lawrence Nwaesei

Of Counsel

* Not admitted in South Carolina

What you should know about me:

Lawrence specializes in patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, and the implementation of associated IP strategies. Lawrence has experience in a broad range of technical domains including computer hardware, software, autonomous vehicles, computer vision, extended reality, wearable technology, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

Lawrence’s Experience

Before joining Dority & Manning, Lawrence worked in the IP group of a prominent nationwide general practice firm in New York and an IP boutique based in Chicago. Additionally, Lawrence was a member of the Canadian National Rowing Team prior to attending law school. Leveraging his extensive background and practical experiences, Lawrence is adept at guiding clients through the many facets of intellectual property law.

Background & Credentials


  • Wayne State University (B.S., Computer Science with Honors, 2007)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2012)


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Russian
  • English

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