C. Marc Benoît.

Co-Founder / Patent Agent

Marc is a registered patent agent for Canada and the USA. He provides intellectual property expertise to innovative clients in several technical fields, including but not limited to: IT, telecommunications, aerospace and mechanical technologies.

Marc takes his profession to heart. He is a member of IPIC’s Patent Agent Self-Regulation Committee, and served for three years on the Canadian Patent Agent Exam Board.

Marc spent twelve years in the Canadian Armed Forces; seven of which he was an Aerospace Engineering Officer. He was then hired as a patent agent trainee at Smart & Biggar and thereafter at Goudreau Gage Dubuc, two Intellectual Property firms. In 2000, he took on the position of Intellectual Property Manager at Hyperchip, a startup in the network router business. In 2002, he joined Ogilvy Renault (Now Norton, Rose, Fullbright) as a Patent Agent and joined the partnership in 2006. Finally, he founded Benoît & Co in 2008 and co-founded BENOÎT & CÔTÉ with France in 2009. BENOÎT & CÔTÉ is located in Montreal, Canada.


Direct line : (514) 658-4844, #210

Email : marc@benoit-cote.com


Patent Agent, Canada (2001)
Patent Agent, USA (2002)

Specialties: Telecommunications, networking, software, electronics, physics, optics, business methods, games, aerospace and mechanical inventions


Bachelors of Electrical Engineering (1988), Royal Military College, Kingston

Masters of Industrial Engineering (1996), École Polytechnique de Montréal

Professional Activities

Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Professional Activities

  • Member of Self-Regulation Committee for Patent Agents (IPIC) since 2006
  • Member of Patent Agent Exam Board for CIPO (2008-2010 mandate)
  • Speaker at École de Technologie Supérieure for the Masters of Innovation Management program