With more than a decade of experience designing complex hydraulic and mechanical systems, Amir Shenouda uses his expertise to help clients protect innovative technologies. Clients in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunications, and computer technology seek Dr. Shenouda’s support in domestic and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as validity, infringement, and patentability analyses.

Representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual inventors, Dr. Shenouda uses his engineering background to prosecute patents for a range of technologies, including:

  • Complex mechanical systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Wearable computing devices
  • Mobile device software
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Telecommunications
  • Image and video processing
  • 3D object data modeling
  • Speech recognition
  • Robotic controls
  • Mobile internet platforms
  • Medical devices
  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Batteries
  • Automotive repair information systems

Dr. Shenouda is an inventor, author, researcher, trainer and lecturer on a variety of topics, including those associated with hydraulic control systems. Prior to joining MBHB, Dr. Shenouda worked as a senior principal engineer in the Hydraulic Valve Division at a leading global manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems that provides precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School,

    magna cum laude

    • Received the Honorable Howard T. Markey Distinguished Scholar Award
    • Winner of Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition
    • Member of  The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology,

    Electrical Engineering

  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology,

    Mechanical Engineering

  • M.S., Gannon University,

    Mechanical Engineering

  • B.S., American University in Cairo,

    Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • Recipient of the Honorable Howard T. Markey Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Winner of the Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition, First Place and Best Brief
  • Recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award
  • Gannon University Graduate Studies Award for Scholastic Excellence in Mechanical Engineering
  • General Electric Transportation Systems Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Engineering
  • The American University in Cairo Presidential Cup for Highest Class GPA


  • Successfully defended a patent owner in the manufacturing industry in an inter partes review proceeding.
  • Manages a global patent portfolio and international patent strategy for an industrial manufacturing company.
  • Prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications directed to various mechanical, electrical, and software technologies.
  • Conducted freedom to operate analyses for a medical device company.
  • Prepared validity, infringement, and patentability opinions for a medical company and a hydraulic components manufacturer.
  • Advised client with respect to licensing and joint development agreements.
  • Advised on IP diligence reviews for buyers of companies.