Kristine Waddell

Kristine Waddell


Kristine Waddell is a Phoenix patent attorney with over a decade of legal experience, as well as prior professional experience as an analytical chemist. Kristine focuses on assessments of patent validity, patentability, infringement, and freedom to operate; development of patent portfolio strategy; patent application preparation; and U.S. and foreign patent prosecution. Her experience encompasses numerous industries, including small-molecule pharmaceuticals, biologics (including therapeutic proteins, gene therapies, and vaccines), medical devices, consumer products, chemicals, cosmetics, solar energy, and oil and gas.

Kristine has authored numerous freedom to operate opinions and 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.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, "Rising Star," 2021 - 2023



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

University of Texas (B.S.)




U.S. Patent and Trademark Office