Wissam Aoun

Of Counsel

Wissam joined MBM recently in an Of Counsel role and is also serving as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Wissam’s specialization lies in the mechanical and electro-mechanical fields, including extensive experience in the automotive industry as well as manufacturing and medical device sectors. Wissam’s intellectual property practice spans across North America, having substantial cross-border experience in both Canada and the U.S. Having previously worked in the university technology transfer department, Wissam is highly-experienced in navigating the benefits and challenges in public-private R&D collaborations. Wissam provides advice on all areas of intellectual property strategy, with a keen interest in assisting clients in structuring collaborative R&D arrangements, IP licensing deals and IP mediation services.

As an academic, Wissam is one of the most accomplished and highly-regarded intellectual property clinicians in the world. He is the founding Director of the International Intellectual Property Law Clinical Program, the world’s first and only international IP clinical program, run jointly between the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (in Canada) and University of Detroit School of Law (in the U.S.). The International Intellectual Property Clinical Program is certified by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and for over a decade, Wissam had provided comprehensive education to law students from around the world on the principles of international patent office practice. He is an award-winning lecturer and researcher, having won teaching awards in Canada and the University of Detroit’s Faculty Achievement Award for his international IP clinical education work. In addition to his North American experience, Wissam has been a visiting researcher at Oxford University Faculty of Law (in Oxford, U.K.) and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (in Munich, Germany) as well as a guest clinical lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London (in London, U.K.).

Wissam has collaborated on research, education and training projects with IP institutions around the world, including the USPTO, the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Wissam is currently developing a treatise on international patent application drafting, to be completed in the upcoming years.

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