Mongeon Consulting is a specialist in intellectual property and business management.
The consultancy was set up in 2007 by Marcel and Trish Mongeon to fill a niche market – providing quality intellectual property coaching to business and research institutions. Intellectual property advisors (lawyers, trade-mark agents, patent agents) can provide advice on how to protect your intellectual property but Mongeon Consulting offers advice on how to manage your intellectual property to your best advantage. Marcel and Trish bring more than 20 years experience in intellectual property, legal and public institution experience to this unique firm.
The People Behind Mongeon Consulting:
Marcel Mongeon is an intellectual property coach who assists institutions and companies with the development and implementation of strategies to profit from their intangible assets.
As a lawyer qualified in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec as well as New York State in the USA, Marcel is well versed in the applicable national and international legal environments that affect intellectual assets.
He is a Canadian Registered Patent and Trade-mark Agent and holds business, law and science degrees. He is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and a Chartered Director (C.Dir.).
Marcel’s experience includes having been in charge of the technology transfer office at McMaster University overseeing all sponsored research, patenting and commercialization activities of this comprehensive university from 1997 to 2006.
He speaks regularly at international conferences and has developed a IP training program specific to the South African and Asia markets.
Marcel is active in many community and industry groups and has served on many boards including the Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus, Opera Ontario and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). In 2006, he was recognized for his services to the Canadian technology transfer community by being awarded the Order of the Beaver by the Association for the Commercialization of Canadian Technology (ACCT).
Trish Mongeon, CFRE, is a professional fundraiser with more than 18 years experience in the healthcare, social service, international relief and post-secondary education sectors. In 2007, she joined with Marcel to form Mongeon Consulting, and works closely with Marcel and their clients on IP protection applications and IP program assessments.
In addition to working with Marcel, Trish operates her own consultancy in fundraising, concentrating on strategic planning, leadership and team management, capital campaign management and proposal writing.
Trish’s experience extends to working with volunteer boards and committees. Her experience is as both a senior management team member and as a volunteer herself. In 1995, Trish was the first elected Chair of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP*ACPDP), Golden Horseshoe Roundtable and continued to the national level, serving as national chair in 2000. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), serving on the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter Board, and the Southern African Institute of Fundraising (SAIF).