He has taught as an adjunct professor since 2003 including a course titled Biotechnology and Chemical Patent Law (2003, 2006 and 2008) and a course titled International IP Law (2005 and 2007). He also taught as an adjunct professor in 2004 at Brigham Young University, where he received his law degree in 1992 and his undergraduate degree in chemistry in 1989.
In 2009, he co-authored a treatise titled Patent Reexamination and Reissue Practice, which is published by the Patent Resources Group. The treatise is provided in conjunction with a three-day course for patent practitioners that he teaches for the Patent Resources Group. He is also a frequent speaker on other patent topics.
He served as chair of the IP Section of the Utah State Bar during 2003-2004. In 2002, he founded the Utah Innovations Award program, which he chaired until 2006. He is presently serving as a member of the National Advisory Council for Invent Now Kids, a subsidiary of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation.
Since 2007, Mr. Laurence has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and the top tier (band 1) of Utah's intellectual property attorneys in Chambers USA. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, state and federal courts in Utah, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.