Andrew AbdulNour, Butzel Long Photo

Andrew S. AbdulNour focuses his practice in intellectual property law, specifically in the automotive compliance and regulatory and data privacy spaces.


In the automotive compliance and regulatory area, Mr. AbdulNour guides suppliers through issues involving Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) noncompliance, warranty and product quality disputes, and testing non-conformances, while also helping clients mitigate risk and incorporate proper regulations and industry standards.

In the data privacy space, Mr. AbdulNour helps clients navigate everchanging data privacy laws while ensuring they remain compliant with US, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Data Privacy Framework (DPF) requirements.

Andrew AbdulNour is an Associate practicing in Butzel’s Ann Arbor office. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. As an engineer, Mr. AbdulNour focused his efforts on testing and product development and has held positions at Wayne State’s Optical Engine Lab, American Axle, Ford Motor Company, and Hanon Systems. He then went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2022.

During law school, Mr. AbdulNour interned as a law clerk at two Michigan firms specializing in intellectual property law and patent applications. Before joining Butzel, he worked as a patent attorney at an intellectual property law firm serving the automotive and other high technology industries.

Primary Practice Areas



University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Doctor of Law - JD, 2022

Wayne State University, Bachelor’s Degree, 2017



  • State Bar of Michigan, 2022 – Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, 2022-Present
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), 2019 – Present
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2015 – Present
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2014 – Present


Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

University of Detroit Mercy - Intellectual Property Law Fellow

News & Events

Speaking Engagements

Alerts & Publications


  • Publication, 5.23.2024
  • Publication, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 179, pp. 86–94
    Kim, D., Martz, J., AbdulNour, A., Yu, X., Jansons, M., and Violi, A., 2017, "A Six-Component Surrogate for Emulating the Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Conventional and Alternative Jet Fuels and Their Blends"
  • Publication, U.S. Army Research Conference (ARC) at the University of Michigan, 2015
    "Validation of JP-8 Surrogates in an Optical Engine" Presented research results to U.S. Army Research Conference (ARC) at the University of Michigan; awarded 1st prize.
  • Publication, 2014
    "Optical Combustion Engine Research"Presented research results at MI-LSAMP Fall Symposium that detailed work done during a summer internship in an Optical Engine Combustion Laboratory.
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