Louis Carbonneau

Louis Carbonneau

Louis Carbonneau is currently CEO of TANGIBLE IP, LLC, a patent brokerage and strategic intellectual property advisory firm, focusing on IP strategies, patent sales and licensing programs. 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 fourth consecutive year as one of the World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists.


Posts by Louis Carbonneau


Will Vacancy Caused by Passing of Justice Scalia Put US Supreme Court in a Pinch on IP Matters?

Justice Scalia never hid the fact that patent law was his “blind spot”. He also admitted to often taking his cues on IP issues from his colleague …
By Louis Carbonneau
2 years ago 4

The Patent Scrooges: The rise and potential fall of the efficient infringers

So it now looks like this: if you are a patent owner and feel that your rights have been encroached upon, you now have to assume there …
By Louis Carbonneau
2 years ago 9

The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese – The Innovator’s IP Dilemma

While the startup probably had an initial 100% market share due to a temporary de facto monopoly, such share rapidly decreases as soon as others start selling to …
By Louis Carbonneau
2 years ago 4

Are Patents Getting Their Mojo Back?

After a 13% decrease in patent litigation in 2014, we are currently back to the same level of activity that we saw historically, with 2015 shaping up to have an …
By Louis Carbonneau
2 years ago 8

Patent Persecution

Patent prosecution describes the interaction between applicants and their representatives, and a patent office with regard to a patent, or an application for a patent. (source: Wikipedia). …
By Louis Carbonneau
2 years ago 8

IP Strategies for Changing Times

The vast majority of the assets developed and owned by technology companies are intangible assets, i.e. they reside in their internal information and employees’ brain (Intellectual …
By Louis Carbonneau
3 years ago 2

What makes a patent valuable; A patent broker’s perspective

In a recent article Toxic Asset, we explained in detail how much recent court decisions and new rules at the USPTO had negatively impacted the value of …
By Louis Carbonneau
3 years ago 3

Toxic Asset: The Gradual Demise of the American Patent

Not such a long time ago, owning a US patent was worth something! A patent was often the foundation for new and exciting startups, as well as …
By Louis Carbonneau
3 years ago 1