Mark J. Sprigings

Mark Sprigings is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. He is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario, and a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States.

Mark focuses on patent and industrial design procurement, with an emphasis on drafting and strategic advice for companies ranging from startups to large corporations and universities. He is also a co-chair of the Ottawa office's Tech Group.

His experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and mechanical engineering fields includes computer software, hardware, telecommunications networking, wireless access and infrastructure, power systems, control systems, operating systems, encryption, optics, intelligent vehicle technologies, telematics, image processing, audio processing, environmental control, optimization technology for reciprocating machinery, LED systems, building and construction materials, agricultural equipment, automotive equipment, firefighting equipment and business methods.

Previously, Mark worked as an engineer for high technology companies.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2007

    • Career
      Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • 2002

    • Career
      Kirby Eades Gale Baker, Associate
    • Career
      Ogilvy Renault LLP, Associate
  • 2000

    • Career
      SpaceBridge Semiconductor
  • 1997

    • Career
      Nortel Networks, Engineer
  • 1995

    • Education
      Queen's University, BASc, Electrical Engineering
    • Career
      TMI Communications, Engineer


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario