Wasilis Koukounis graduated in Mechanical Engineering and in Sales Engineering and Product Management from the Ruhr-University Bochum. At the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, he also completed the Master's degree in Intellectual Property.
He gained technical professional experience at an international precision casting group and at a shipyard, both in the research and development department. Since 2011, he has been active in intellectual property law and began his training as a patent attorney in a patent and law firm. After having qualified as a patent attorney, he worked as a freelance patent attorney and as a counsel patent attorney for a DAX conglomerate. There, he was responsible for the business units Mining, After-Sales-Management and Wind Turbines. He also conceptualized a new IP strategy for the conglomerate across all business units. In 2018, he joined the patent law firm Michalski Hüttermann & Partner.
His main areas of practice include prosecution and litigation matters of technical protective rights. Further focuses of his work are the employee invention law, trademark law and design law. He is also specialized in the areas of legal opinions, license agreement matters, conciliation negotiations, FTO analyses, IP strategy consulting and patent portfolio management.
Wasilis Koukounis was born in 1985 in Bochum and lives in Düsseldorf. He speaks German, English and Greek. In his spare time, he is committed to charitable work and likes to cycle.