Kristine Waddell


Kristine Waddell is a licensed patent attorney with nearly a decade of legal experience, as well as prior professional experience as an analytical chemist. Kristine focuses on patent application preparation, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, and analysis of patentability, patent invalidity, and freedom to operate. Her experience encompasses numerous industries, including small-molecule pharmaceuticals, biologics (including therapeutic viral vectors and vaccines), medical devices, consumer products, chemicals, cosmetics, solar energy, and oil and gas.

Kristine has managed IP due diligence reviews for mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions, including evaluating IT- and IP-related agreements and IP asset transfers. She counsels clients on responding to patent cease-and-desist letters. Kristine also has experience with trademark clearance, acquisition, and enforcement, including evaluating potential trademarks through trademark availability searches and drafting clearance opinions. She also has handled domain name disputes through the ICANN arbitration procedure.

Prior to attending law school, Kristine worked for four years as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, "Rising Star," 2021



University of Houston Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 2010)

University of Texas (B.S.)


Arizona (inactive)


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office