A. Waldeck

Andrew R. Waldeck, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

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 program, Andrew worked in the area of developing transition-metal catalyzed reactions as well as their application in the context of the total synthesis of biologically active natural products. Since joining Parker Highlander, Andrew has conducted patentability searches and worked on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications related to various areas of chemistry, including small molecule therapeutics, radiopharmaceuticals, chemical synthesis, antibody-drug conjugates, and polymers.

Areas of Concentration

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology
  • Polymers and Materials


Prior to joining Parker Highlander, Andrew received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Chemistry. His research focused on synthetic organic chemistry, specifically transition-metal catalysis and its application to the total syntheses of Cryptocaryol A and Cyanolide A. During his graduate program, Andrew co-authored three scientific manuscripts on his research.

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • Perez, F., Waldeck, A. R., and Krische, M. J. “Total Synthesis of Cryptocaryol A by Enantioselective Iridium-Catalyzed Alcohol C−H Allylation,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55(16): 5049-5052.
  • McInturff, E. L., Mowat, J., Waldeck, A.R., and Krische, M. J. “Ruthenium Catalyzed Hydrohydroxyalkylation of Acrylates with Diols and α-Hydroxycarbonyl Compounds to Form Spiro- and α-Methylene-γ-Butyrolactones,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135(45): 17230-17235.
  • Waldeck A. R. and Krische M. J. “Total Synthesis of Cyanolide A in the Absence of Protecting Groups, Chiral Auxiliaries, or Premetalated Carbon Nucleophiles,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52(16): 4470-4473.
  • Bianco, S., Musetti, C., Waldeck, A., Sparapani, S., Seitz, J. D., Krapcho, A. P, Palumboa, M., and Sissi, C. “Bis-phenanthroline derivatives as suitable scaffolds for effective G-quadruplex recognition,” Dalton Trans. 2010, 39: 5833-5841.


  • 2016 – Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • 2010 – B.S., Chemistry, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • 2010 – B.S., Mathematics, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT