Vanessa Little


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Vanessa is a PhD chemist and registered patent agent. Her practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of industrial and green chemistry. 

Vanessa has proficiencies in protecting:

  • Chemical processes and compositions (including industrial, mining, and agricultural processes and compositions);
  • Carbon-capture technologies;
  • Oil and gas technologies;
  • Battery and battery recycling technologies;
  • Polymers;
  • Paints;
  • Small molecules;
  • and more.

Vanessa is also experienced working with start-ups, subject matter experts, and academics.

Before joining BLG, Vanessa worked as a patent specialist for a not-for-profit organization committed to the scale-up and commercialization of green(er) chemical technologies.


  • PhD, Queen's University, 2013
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Saint Marys University, 2007