On 20 October 2014, Regional Head of Patents & Designs from the Intellectual Property department, Ahmad Saleh, hosted an informative breakfast seminar in Abu Dhabi about patents considerations in commercial transactions. The seminar was well attended and well received by the attendees who interacted extensively with Ahmad regarding their queries and expressed a lot of interest on patents and innovations. Ahmad had also invited two startup entrepreneurs to share their experience about a successful startup company that launched recently in the GCC in the field of e-commerce.
Ahmad also presented at a workshop on intellectual property, protection and commercialisation at the Khalifa University on 27 October 2014. Ahmad spoke first about the innovation ecosystem and the patent system in the GCC region, and then joined a panel to respond to the audience queries about innovations and patents in the region and worldwide. The conference was attended by key players from both the private and public levels. Ahmad's presentations had a lot of positive influence on attendees and received the attention of the press which lead to the publishing of an article covering Ahmad's presentation in the Khaleej Times.
Additionally, Ahmad presented at Heriott Watt University on research, innovations and patents where he had a very interactive session with science students and faculty members attended.