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Andrew O. Larsen

Andrew O. Larsen

Merchant & Gould P.C.

New York City, NY, USA


In helping his clients determine whether and when to get into a market, Andrew's goal is to prepare a comprehensive legal opinion that gives his clients the ability to make confident, well-informed decisions.

Andrew is an associate in Merchant & Gould's New York office. He focuses his practice on freedom-to-operate and validity investigations, infringement analysis, due diligence, and patent procurement in the pharmaceutical, biotechnical, and chemical sciences. Andrew also provides litigation support.

He has an extensive background in the areas of organic, organometallic, and polymer chemistry, and has written and prosecuted patent applications in these and other areas in the United States and abroad.

Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Andrew was a patent agent at an intellectual property law firm in New York. He was also a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Boston College, where he developed new methods in catalytic and enantioselective organic synthesis, which have since been applied to the total synthesis of complex natural product targets. During his graduate work at The University of North Carolina, Andrew developed new approaches to asymmetric synthesis using polymer supported early and late transition metal-based catalyst systems and the concept of molecular imprinting. This graduate work has been critical for Andrew's understanding of the technical side of his clients' business operations.

Andrew enjoys photography, scuba diving, travel, and live music.

Practice Areas
Chemical & Life Sciences, Litigation, Licensing, Post Grant Patent

Industries
Industrial Chemistry, Food Science & Packaging, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals

Education
Fordham University School of Law
J.D., 2010

Boston College
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2004

University of North Carolina
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 2002

College of William and Mary
B.S., Chemistry, 1996

Bar Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
New York

Professional Affiliations
New York State Bar Association

Publications & Speaking
Bidentate NHC-Based Chiral Ligands for Efficient Cu-Catalyzed Enantioselective Allylic Alkylations: Structure and Activity of an Air-Stab le Chiral Cu Complex, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126: 11130-11131, Andrew Larsen, Ph.D., J.E. Campbell, A.H. Hoveyda, W. Leu, C.N. Oberhuber (2004)

Ethylene-Linked Bisphenol Ligands: Efficient Synthesis, Titanium Coordination Chemistry and Lewis Acid Catalysis, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 15: 121-124, Andrew Larsen, Ph.D., J.W. Anthis, M.R.Gangé, P.S. White (2003)

Disparate Roles of Chiral Ligands and Molecularly Imprinted Cavities in Asymmetric Catalysis and Chiral Poisoning, Organometallics, 21: 7-9, Andrew Larsen, Ph.D., M.R. Gangé, J.H. Koh, P.S. White (2002)

Asymmetric Pt(II)-Catalyzed Ene Reactions: Counterion Dependent Additive and Diphosphine Electronic Effects, Organic Letters, 3: 1233-1236, Andrew Larsen, Ph.D., M.R. Gangé, J.H. Koh (2001)

Asymmetric Synthesis of Rigid C2-Symmetric Bis(ferrocenyl) Diol and Diamine Ligands, Organometallics 1999, 18, 5157-5162; Andrew Larsen, Ph.D., R. A. Taylor, P. S. White and M. R. Gagné

Acid-Base Adducts of Catalytically Active Titanium(IV) Lewis Acids, Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 4824-4828; Andrew Larsen, Ph.D., P. S. White and M. R. Gagné
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