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Louis Carbonneau

Louis  Carbonneau

Seattle, Washington 98101
United States

Telephone: +1 (425) 868-9280
Practice Overview:
THE POINT LAW GROUP is a boutique law firm specializing in business and technology law and catering primarily to technology and e-commerce companies. We offer a full range of legal and business solutions to start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses and large multinational corporations.


Professional Profile:
Louis is the founder and principal of THE POINT LAW GROUP, PLLC, a boutique law firm which advises technology and e-commerce companies as well as research institutions, with an emphasis on intellectual property related counseling & transactions, licensing and as strategic IP asset management. Louis is also an adjunct professor for the University of Washington's Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law & Policy.

Prior to launching his own law firm, Louis worked at Microsoft Corporation for 14 years where he held various senior legal and business positions. He was the General Manager, IP Licensing & IP Ventures, where he was primarily responsible for the outbound licensing activities of Microsoft's technologies and patents, and GM for the Microsoft International IP Group, where he advised several business units and was responsible for the overall legal & IP support of the Microsoft Research organization worldwide and of all overseas incubation and product development.

Louis joined Microsoft in 1995 as General Counsel of then subsidiary Softimage Inc., a computer graphics software development company based in Montreal (Quebec). Before joining Microsoft, he was an attorney at Smart & Biggar, the largest IP boutique law firm in Canada, where he handled major IP litigations and worked on various IP matters and transactions.

Louis is admitted to practice in Washington State and in Canada and he can serve his clients in both English and French. He is a member of the Washington State and Quebec (Canada) Bar Associations, the ABA, LES and AIPLA. He is a frequent guest speaker locally and internationally on the subject of intellectual property, innovation and licensing. He serves as a Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Faculty, an advisor to an early stage fund in Canada and is a consultant to the Executive Forum. Louis also holds a US and international patent around multimedia watermarking technology.

Affiliations & Memberships:
Washington State and Quebec (Canada) Bar Associations