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 was 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.

Finally, Marc works most of the time with his best friend Max by his side.


  • Bachelors of Electrical Engineering (1988), Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Masters of Industrial Engineering (1996), École Polytechnique de Montréal


  • Patent Agent, Canada (2001)
  • Patent Agent, USA (2002)
  • Specialties: Telecommunications, networking, software, electronics, physics, optics, business methods, games, aerospace and mechanical inventions


  • 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)


  • 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