Mark Montrose

Santa Clara, California

General Specialty

Electrical Engineering
Electromagnetic Engineering

Specialty Focus

Copyright (Electronic Devices & Systems)
Design Disputes
Design Engineering
Design Patent Infringement
Electrical Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Electromagnetic Engineering
Industrial Systems
Microwave Engineering
Patents (IP Infringement)
Product Safety

Primary Areas of Expertise

Electromagnetic & Microwave Engineering

Mark Montrose specializes in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) plus Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) as well as system level design for both domestic and international regulatory requirements and functionality. Areas of expertise includes design of printed circuit boards and system integration for commercial (industrial, scientific, medical plus information technology equipment) in addition to industrial products with over 40 years of applied engineering experience down to the physics of component operation. In addition, almost all areas of electrical engineering design analysis is provided by this consultant as well as patent infringement matters.

Several expert witness engagements have occurred with an expertise in patent research and application applied to real-world engineering problems. Engagements includes Fortune 500 clients with success. In addition, tMark is a professional instructor for the University of California as well as other international training organizations. He authored five internationally popular textbooks related to system level design to achieve EMC, especially at the printed circuit board and system level. EMC Made Simple is his trademark. He performs expert witness work in a manner that is clear and easy to understand by attorneys and juries.

Mark Montrose is a long-term past member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors and past member of the IEEE Board of Directors as a Division VI Director (2009-2010). He is a frequently invited speaker internationally at EMC conferences presenting research on sophisticated engineering designs concerns and issues as well as design matters.


Mark Montrose provides expert low-cost professional services in the area of:

  • Information Technology Equipment (ITE) and Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) equipment
  • Semiconductor manufacturing equipment related to CE/KRWA assessment
  • North America and International EMC and safety approvals
  • EMC test laboratory (European Competent Body/iNARTE) assessed to IEC/ISO 17025
  • EMC test plan generation
  • FCC/DOC, VCCI, European Union (CE), UL/CSA, Korean (KRWA) and IEC compliance
  • In-house seminars on all aspects of EMC design, testing and certification
  • Master EMC Design Engineer certification from Exemplar Global (iNARTE)
  • Expert witness work with regard to patent infringement and system design



  • ┬áCalifornia Polytechnic State University (1979), San Luis Obispo, California
  • Bachelor Degree – Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor Degree – Computer Science
  • University of Santa Clara (1983), Santa Clara, California
  • Master Degree – Engineering Management


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