Stephanie R. White, PhD


Stephanie is an accomplished patent professional with a proven track record of building and maximizing the value of her clients’ intellectual property assets. Stephanie has over 17 years of experience in patent portfolio development and IP counseling, where she is skilled in integrating IP strategy with business strategy.

According to Stephanie, the most exciting part of her job “is working with inventors and entrepreneurs to help them leverage their technology advances to really make a difference.” Stephanie is keenly aware that IP is among a company’s most critical assets and, especially in the case of early stage companies, it is essential these companies are provided with the proper support to allow them to grow, manage, and benefit from their IP portfolio.

Stephanie’s practice concentrates on the protection of chemical and biochemical technologies in various industry sectors, including cleantech, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences, oil & gas and alternative energy.

Prior to joining Kirby IP Canada, Stephanie gained experience as the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for a Canadian not-for-profit organization focused on commercialization of green chemistry technologies. This role afforded Stephanie the opportunity to enhance her skills in IP portfolio development, valuation and monetization within an open innovation environment. In addition, Stephanie spent over 11 years working as a senior patent agent in a large national firm, where her practice focused mainly on assisting small and medium-sized companies in growing, perfecting and enforcing their IP assets worldwide.


  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent
  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent


  • BSc, Chemistry and Biology, University of Western Ontario
  • MSc, Organic Chemistry, University of Waterloo
  • PhD, Clinical Chemistry, University of Windsor

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Member, Chemical Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

  • Member, Commercialization Committee of the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet)

Chair, Membership Committee, AUTM Canada

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