All of our attorneys and agents have advanced graduate degrees and considerable professional work experience in their respective technical fields.
This includes chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, virology, genetic engineering, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and mechanical engineering. All of our attorneys and patent agents are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition, our attorneys and agents are dedicated to excellence in scholarship and have published numerous articles in areas of practice relating to patent law.
Patent Attorney - Managing Member
Steven Highlander’s practice focuses on portfolio management for universities, non-profits and small to mid-sized corporate clients. Preparation and filing of patent applications, as well as prosecution of these cases, makes up the bulk of his docket. He also has considerable opinion experience...more
Patent Attorney - Member
Dr. David Parker plays both offense and defense when protecting clients’ intellectual property assets. Dr. Parker places a premium on the strategy and management of intellectual property portfolios.
From the moment of innovation to the ultimate marketplace, Dr. Parker maps out a course...more
Patent Attorney - Member
Mark Voges’ practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio management and opinion work related to pharmaceuticals, chemicals, polymers, materials science, and biotechnology.
Prior to practicing patent law, Mark Voges spent five years working as a chemist and a manager for the...more
Patent Attorney - Senior Associate
Amanda Schnepp, Ph.D., J.D. joined Parker Highlander after completing a Ph.D. program in Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University, a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Virology at Vanderbilt University, and a post-doctoral fellowship in drug development at St. Jude Children’s Research...more
Patent Attorney - Counsel
Chris Spence, J.D., received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1991. After working as an engineer for Celanese Chemicals for 9 years, he attended The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 2003. Upon graduation from law...more
Geoff Findlay, Ph.D., joined Fulbright in 2003 where he worked as a patent agent and technical advisor for nine years. Geoff holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Williams College and a Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin. Geoff is a member of the Phi...more
S. Reid Long, Ph.D. joined Parker Highlander after finishing a graduate program in chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. Before starting his graduate studies, Reid received a dual bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Plan II....more
Monica Mann, Ph.D. joined Parker Highlander after completing a Biomedical Science graduate program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in the area of cancer biology and a post-doctoral fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Prior to her graduate studies, Monica obtained a B.S. in...more
Andrew R. Waldeck, Ph.D. joined Parker Highlander after completing a graduate program in chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his graduate studies, Andrew received a B.S. in Chemistry as well as a B.S. in Mathematics from The University of Vermont. During his graduate...more
Patent Agent / Paralegal - U.S. & International
Caroline Hamilton, M.A. received a bachelor’s degree in Biology cum laude from Agnes Scott College in 2000 and a master’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003. Prior to joining Parker Highlander in 2013, Caroline worked in house for Idera Pharmaceuticals for 5...more
Paralegal - U.S. & International
Prior to joining Parker Highlander, Casey Gorman was a paralegal with Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP in Austin, Texas, where she spent over five years working on U.S. and international patent prosecution matters. Casey’s practice currently focuses on international matters, but continues to...more
Paralegal - U.S. & International
Prior to joining Parker Highlander, Richard Ortiz was a paralegal with Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP in Austin, Texas, where he spent over five years working on U.S. patent prosecution matters. In addition to handling both U.S. and international patent prosecution matters, Richard maintains...more
Paralegal - U.S.
Jennifer joined Parker Highlander at its inception in 2012. Prior to that, she gained over 7 years of experience as a patent paralegal with the law firms of Fulbright & Jaworksi LLP (Austin, TX) and Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (Costa Mesa, CA). She has extensive experience in...more
Prior to joining Parker Highlander, Christopher served as a Legal Secretary for 13 years at the Austin office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and since 1990 was a Legal Secretary for several law firms in Dallas and Austin. His experience includes Litigation, Patents, Trademark and Copyright...more
Julie has over three decades of experience supporting intellectual property attorneys and patent agents, previously at Arnold, White & Durkee and Fulbright & Jaworski, and now at Parker Highlander. She is well-versed in filing procedures with the USPTO as well as docketing and tracking...more
Before joining Parker Highlander, Rosemary worked in intellectual property section at Fulbright and Jaworski’s Austin office, Hobby and Beusse in Winter Park, FL, and other IP firms. She has over 15 years of combined experience in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, as well as patent and...more
Cheri joins the Parker Highlander group with over 35 years of accounting experience including 23 years in the area of law. Cheri is the former controller of both Clark, Thomas & Winters P.C. and Duggins Wren Mann & Romero LLP. At Parker Highlander PLLC, Cheri manages the day to day...more