Mark Starzomski
Senior Associate, Ottawa
Patent Agent


Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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  • Technical University of Nova Scotia B.Eng. (Electrical) 1994
  • DalTech Dalhousie University M.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) 1999; thesis titled Characterization and Applications of the Phase Modulation Liquid Crystal Display
  • Registered Patent Agent 2007
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Professional Engineer (Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia)

Mark Starzomski's practice is focussed on patent prosecution in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, software and telecommunications. He has experience with every stage of patent prosecution, including: meeting with clients and inventors to discuss patentability; drafting patent applications; prosecuting applications in Canada; and managing the filing and prosecution of patent applications in the United States, Europe and other jurisdictions.

Mark regularly works with clients such as telecommunications companies, semiconductor manufacturers, and software companies (operating systems developers, gaming console manufacturers, etc.). A significant portion of his work also involves assisting foreign associates with their Canadian patent prosecution needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Mark gained significant experience working with communications systems, specifically in fibre optic telecommunications. He worked as a Product Development Engineer at a technology company that designed, developed, manufactured and distributed fibre optic components, modules and subsystems. He worked as part of a product development group dealing with a variety of wavelength stabilization components and attenuator products. He brings with him a strong working knowledge of testing, reliability, and failure analysis concepts pertaining to optical components.

Software/Information Technologies
IP Management & Strategic Counselling


  • Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; member of the Emerging Issues Committee; past Chair of the Ottawa Informals Group
  • Board member, Technology Venture Challenge
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