Partner, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations) at Al Tamimi | UAE
Ahmad Saleh is Partner and Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovation) at Al Tamimi & Co (the
largest law firm in the Middle East), currently based in Dubai, UAE.
Ahmad is a Canadian attorney and engineer coming with over 12 years of higher education studies in
law and engineering and 12 years of experience in intellectual property, technology and commercial law
through a wide range of industries covering ICT, healthcare, aerospace & defence, transport, energy
and oil & gas. Ahmad assists a wide range of regional and international clients in the private and public
sectors in the protection of their innovations, and the management and enforcement of underlying IP
rights and contractual IP agreements locally and internationally. Ahmad also advises on high-level
innovation strategies, legislative, regulatory, innovation policies, processes, and innovation fostering.
Ahmad assisted in fostering and protecting more than 120 inventions originating from the UAE alone
through the last couple of years, and in managing more than 1500 patent matters regionally and
Ahmad is one of the most experienced patent lawyers and innovation councils in the Middle East and
is widely recognized for his strategic and visionary thinking and leadership. Ahmad sits on several
committees/advisory panels including the Global Advisory Panel of the UAEU Science & Innovation
Park and the Innovation Committee of Dubai Healthcare Authority in addition to his advisory role in
many other organizations. He is regularly invited to speak at innovation events, has been interviewed
for various television channels, newspapers and magazines in relation to innovations, entrepreneurship
and intellectual property, including Dubai TV, Emarat TV, the National, International Bar Association,
Thomson Reuters, and has extensive publications.