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Dr Owais Hassan Shaikh

Partner, Hassan Shaikh & Company

Dr. Owais Shaikh completed his PhD with Magna-cum-Laude from Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Germany. He wrote his PhD dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich in the area of Intellectual Property laws which was published by Springer.


He has a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (LL.M) from University of Augsburg and he holds an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Dr. Shaikh is the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) IP Expert for the establishment of the Intellectual Property Training Institute in Pakistan.

He has been a Tutor for the Intellectual Property Management course at the (WIPO) Academy since 2015. He acts as a mentor to various technology startups and assists them in managing their intellectual property assets. Previously, Dr. Shaikh taught Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law and Legal Research Methods at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi, Pakistan, as Associate Professor and where he also held the Chair of the Department of Law.


He has also worked as Management Consultant with Siemens AG in Germany and as Assistant Director at the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan. He has a keen interest in management of intellectual property assets and the interface of law and emerging technologies such as AI, specifically robotics and Big Data, with a focus on developing countries.

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