Founding partner and patent counsel of Knowm Inc.

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Luis Ortiz was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Luis attended New Mexico State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, the University of New Mexico where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree in law, and University of Phoenix where he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Technology Management. Luis is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and registered patent attorney and has spent over twenty five years representing and advising clients on intellectual property protection requirements, IP strategy, IP licensing and monetization, and IP litigation. Luis has many years of in-depth intellectual property and business experience that he has shared with entrepreneurs, innovators and executive in established companies, government technology transfer managers, and researchers in academia. Luis worked for the U.S. federal government, large corporations and private law firms prior to founding the law firm of Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC in Dallas, Texas in 2001. Luis has also founded, and remains involved in, several startup companies with an intellectual property development and monetization focus and has successfully monetized IP through licensing, acquisition and litigation. As an angel investor, Luis actively performs due diligence on startup companies. Luis is an inventor that has been granted over 80 United States patents in various fields including wireless communications, mobile applications, alternative energy, biometrics, and mobile payment transaction platforms.