THE POINT LAW GROUP, PLLC, is a boutique law firm which advises technology and e-commerce companies, with an emphasis on business and intellectual property related counseling & transactions, licensing and strategic IP asset management.
Louis is the founder and principal of THE POINT LAW GROUP, PLLC. Louis is also an adjunct professor at the University of Washington's LLM Program in Intellectual Propety Law and a partner at Tynax, the Global Patent and Technology Trading Exchange.
Prior to launching his own law firm, Louis worked at Microsoft Corporation for 15 years where he held various senior legal and business positions. He was the GM, IP Licensing & IP Ventures, where he was primarily responsible for the outbound licensing activities of Microsoft's technologies and patents, and GM for the International IP Group, where he acted as the lead attorney advising several business units, the Microsoft Research organization worldwide as well as all overseas incubation and product development groups.
Louis joined Microsoft in 1995 as General Counsel of then subsidiary Softimage Inc. 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 has both a common law and civil law background and is admitted to practice in Washington State and in Canada. He is a member of several professional associations and sits on the Education Committee for the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association and on the AIPLA’s Licensing and Management of IP Assets Committee.
Louis is a frequent guest speaker locally and internationally on the subject of intellectual property, innovation and licensing. In addition to teaching at the University of Washington, he serves as a Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and American Conference Institute (ACI) Faculty, as an advisor to an early stage fund in Canada and is a regular consultant with the Executive Forum. Louis also holds a US and international patent around multimedia technology.