Mr Ahmad Saleh > Al Tamimi & Company > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

Al Tamimi & Company
PO BOX 9725
United Arab Emirates
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Work Department

Intellectual Property, Education, Healthcare


Partner, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations)


Ahmad Saleh is the Head of Patents and Designs (R&D and Innovations) in the Intellectual Property department, based in Dubai. Ahmad is also a member of the Education, Healthcare, Projects and Rail groups.

Ahmad is a Canadian attorney and engineer coming with over 12 years of higher education studies in law and engineering and 12 years of western and local experience in IP and commercial law. He has worked for reputable Canadian and international law firms before joining Al Tamimi as Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations) in September 2013.

Ahmad is experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of technical areas including ICT, computer/software, electrical/electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, aerospace & defense, clean energy, education, transport, and oil & gas. He represents a wide range of clients in these sectors, ranging from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to multinational companies and universities, in the protection, management and enforcement of their innovations locally and internationally.  

Ahmad advises governmental entities in a wide range of innovation related matters including high level innovation strategies, legislative, regulatory, innovation policies, processes, and innovation fostering. Ahmad also assists governmental entities in setting legal frameworks for the implementation and deployment of innovation projects and organisations inside the country.

Ahmad also assists clients in the private sector in a wide range of IP and commercial-related matters, including advising on regional and international patent protection strategies, advising on the patentability, freedom-to-operate and the validity/infringement of inventions, conducting due diligences in the frame of technology transfer and rights acquisitions, negotiating and drafting technology transfer and other innovation related agreements, advising in dispute resolutions involving IP conflicting matters including patent litigation, managing global patent portfolios, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide.

Ahmad manages over 1000 matters and 250 clients for both private and public entities.

Ahmad is one of the most experienced patent lawyers and innovation councils in the Middle East and he is widely recognized for his strategic and visionary thinking and leadership. Ahmad is regularly invited to speak in innovation events and has been interviewed on different television channels, newspapers and magazines on multiple occasions in relation to innovations, entrepreneurship and intellectual property, including Dubai TV, Emarat TV, the National, International Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, and others and has extensive publications.


Arabic, English and French


2006 – Quebec Bar

2002 – Orde des Ingenieurs du Quebec


2010 – Common Law (DESS), University of Montreal

2005 – Civil Law (L.L.B.), University of Montreal

2004 – Electrical Engineering (M.A. Sc.), Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

2002 – Computer Enginnering (B.Eng), Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > Intellectual property

Al Tamimi & Company‘s wide-ranging IP practice covers patents, trade marks, industrial designs and domain names, with extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious work. The team has also established a strong practice in anti-counterfeiting measures in the fashion and luxury sectors, where its clients include household name brands. Head of IP Omar Obeidat has additional expertise in competition, compliance and consumer protection; Ahmad Saleh is the regional head of patents and designs and has vast experience in patent prosecution and protection. The team also counts a number of experienced associates, including Ahmad Zaza and Rasha Al Ardah.