Louis Carbonneau is a recognized expert in intellectual property with 30 years of professional international experience. He is a former patent litigator with a national IP boutique firm and the former General Manager of IP Licensing at Microsoft Corporation where he spent 15 years. In 2015, the prestigious British magazine Intellectual Assets Management (IAM) named him for the fifth consecutive year as one of the World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists.
Mr. Carbonneau is currently CEO of TANGIBLE IP, LLC, a Seattle based patent brokerage and strategic intellectual property advisory firm, focusing on IP strategies, patent monetization and licensing programs. Since he founded the firm in 2011, Mr. Carbonneau has brokered the sale of over 2000 patents, returning tens of millions of dollars to patent owners and inventors.
Mr. Carbonneau is also the founder and principal of THE POINT LAW GROUP, PLLC, a boutique law firm where he advises technology and clean tech companies with an emphasis on business and intellectual property related counseling & transactions. He is an adjunct professor for the University of Washington’s Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law & Policy since 2009, where he teaches courses on IP Licensing. He also serve for several years on the Executive Committee of the Washington Bar Association Intellectual Property Section.
Mr. Carbonneau is a Venture Partner and strategic advisor to Cycle Capital Management, a mentor to the EcoFuel cleantech accelerator and a Special Consultant for IP Strategies & Licensing to one of the largest startup incubators in Canada. He also sits on the Board of Directors for HGI industries, Inc. a patented ultra violet hydroxyl generating technology at the forefront of high volume odor processing, air-decontamination and air-purification and for SmartHalo, the developer of a disruptive navigation technology for cyclists and motorbike riders alike.
Mr. Carbonneau is a frequent guest speaker locally and internationally on the subject of intellectual property strategy, patent monetization, innovation and licensing and how they relate to business. Mr. Carbonneau is also an inventor himself and holds US international patents around multimedia technology. Mr. Carbonneau studied economics at McGill University and received his law degree from the University of Montreal.