Former Apple lawyer and Dell counsel, Feras Mousilli, was awarded a Fulbright award and grant to teach intellectual property and technology law as a visiting professor in Europe.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Program is considered one of the most prestigious and widely recognized scholarships in the world. The program was founded in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright to improve US intercultural relations through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
With his experience counseling technology companies in product development and IP law (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), Dr. Feras Mousilli has begun teaching intellectual property and technology commercialization courses at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, The National Technical University of Ukraine Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI), and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy as a member of the faculty of law. The courses will focus on developing intellectual property strategies for patents and trademarks, building patent portfolios, software licensing, and commercialization of inventions and business ideas.
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Additionally, Dr. Mousilli has signed a contract with KPI as a visiting professor with the objective of helping establish and optimize an intellectual property commercialization system – a process of taking patentable inventions (both digital and physical) from academic research labs into the marketplace for commercial use.
A review of the university patent disclosure system with a focus on the research and development in the engineering and science departments will lead to a more efficient capture of potential inventions. These courses are designed for university faculty and university administration. KPI Rector Michael Zgurovsky stated, “As the Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dr. Mousilli will draw upon his combined experience in both private law firm practice and in-house counsel to the biggest technology companies to illuminate matters across the spectrum of intellectual property.”
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Dr. Mousilli has lectured internationally at law conferences, investor summits, and in corporate legal departments. Additionally, Dr. Mousilli served as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Texas School of Law, as well as the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He had previously served as the Apple lawyer responsible for the original Apple Watch, as well as Supply Chain, and Made for iOS (MFI) ecosystems as Senior Counsel. Dr. Mousilli was also Global Software and Procurement counsel for Dell, overseeing legal for a $10B business internationally.
While serving the USA abroad on Fulbright, Dr. Mousilli will continue to manage the Lloyd & Mousilli law firm remotely and dedicate time to serving and developing clients internationally.
About Dr. Feras Mousilli
Feras Mousilli is the founder and managing partner of the Lloyd & Mousilli law firm. Dr. Mousilli served as Senior Corporate Counsel for both Apple and Dell, where he counseled clients on product development and intellectual property matters, including advertising & marketing, copyright, and trademark strategies and risks. Prior to serving as corporate counsel, Dr. Mousilli practiced with DLA Piper in the intellectual property group, specializing in patent litigation as a registered U.S. Patent Attorney. See one of the presentations conducted by Dr. Mousilli called “Intellectual Property Presentation By Dr. Mousilli in Ukraine”:
Dr. Mousilli served as on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel and was President-Elect of the Austin Chapter. He currently holds the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Film and Media Institute. He is the proud recipient of the Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Award from Volunteer Legal Services and served on boards of national civil rights organizations. He was named a Texas Rising Star among Texas Super Lawyers in Texas Monthly Magazine and one of the top patent attorneys in San Francisco.
Dr. Mousilli holds bachelor degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Masters in Computer Science Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.
About Lloyd & Mousilli
Lloyd & Mousilli, PLLC is a boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property and technology law based out of San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas with lawyers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston. Lloyd & Mousilli helps entrepreneurs, startups, and other businesses create and grow their brand and services by utilizing IP to achieve business success.
About Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (KPI) was founded in 1898 and is the largest technical university in Ukraine and one of the leading universities in Europe and the world. About 25,000 students study at KPI, including foreign students. The University has 19 faculties, 9 educational and scientific institutes, several scientific and research institutes and educational centers.
About Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Known as KNU, the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv was established in 1834 in the Ukrainian Capital of Kiev. It is the country’s third oldest university and was renamed in 1939 after Taras Shevchenko, a Ukrainian poet and political figure who is considered a founder of modern Ukrainian literature. The KNU university is located in the center of Kyiv around the Red University Building is the principal university building, and is recognized as a national symbol of Ukraine’s higher education system.
About National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is a national, coeducational research university located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the school’s predecessor, was established in 1615. The NaUKMA is also one of the smallest universities in Ukraine, with just under 4,000 students and offers 22 bachelor programs, 28 master programs, 15 Ph.D. programs, and eight experimental Ph.D. programs.
The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious academic programs in the world. More than 60 Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes; 86 have won Pulitzer Prizes. The program is administered by cooperating organizations such as the Institute of International Education and operates in over 160 countries around the world. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State sponsors the Fulbright Program and receives funding from the United States Congress via annual appropriation bills. Additional direct and in-kind support comes from partner governments, foundations, corporations, and host institutions both in and outside the U.S. In 49 countries, a bi-national Fulbright Commission administers and oversees the Fulbright Program. In countries that have an active program but no Fulbright Commission, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy oversees the Fulbright Program.
Businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs looking to build a strong foundation for their IP strategy – including trademarks, patents & copyrights – and develop an intellectual property portfolio for their success, can schedule a free consultation with Lloyd & Mousilli, PLLC at lloydmousilli.com, or by calling +1 (512) 609-0059.