Mr. Carbonneau is a recognized expert in intellectual property with close to 30 years of professional US, Canadian and international experience in all facets of intellectual property law and business. 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. The prestigious British magazine Intellectual Assets Management (IAM) recently named him for the fifth consecutive year as one of the World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists.
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 has also served for several years on the Executive Committee of the Washington Bar Association Intellectual Property Section.
Finally, Mr. Carbonneau is a Venture Partner and strategic advisor to Cycle Capital Management, an early stage clean tech venture capital firm with close to $250M under management, 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 a few startups with disruptive technologies in the clean tech sector.