Dr. Stephen Leonard is focused on Intellectual Property and Strategy at Qvella. Stephen began his career as a scientist working on optical design and product development, later transitioning to business development and intellectual property (IP) management. Using his unique combination of technical and scientific expertise and business experience, he has developed competitive IP strategies for several companies. After earning his Ph.D., he worked at several startup companies in telecommunications, software and medical diagnostics, handling responsibilities in scientific research, product development, business development, strategy, and IP. He also practices as a patent agent at Hill and Schumacher, where he advises a wide variety of technology startups, teaching hospitals and academic institutions. Stephen received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto in 2001.