Biography

Umme Salamah Tyebjee is a Patent Associate in the Intellectual Property practice in Dubai. Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Umme Salamah was working as a Patent Associate at a reputed Indian and UAE Law Firm.

Having both a legal and chemical background, Umme Salamah is involved in assisting and advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters in the IP department.  She mainly handles the patent prosecution of life sciences and pharmaceutical inventions worldwide including, MENA, the US, Europe, Canada and the Far East. Her main activities include filing patent applications, analyzing Office Actions, preparing Responses to Office Actions, drafting patent applications (provisional and non- provisional applications), providing patentability opinions, managing IP portfolios, project management, client relations and communication.

She also assists clients- in the private sector, governmental institutions, research universities, both foreign and local, 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, drafting technology transfer and other innovation related agreements, license agreements, advising in patent and industrial design infringement maters in the MENA region, 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 resolution matters involving IP conflicts including patent litigation.

In addition to managing global patent portfolios, she also provides legal assistance in matters of Intellectual Property in addition to advising clients about the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

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Recent Experience

  • Drafting Contractual Agreements, NDA’s, Employment Agreements, IP Agreements including license agreements and R&D collaboration agreements
  • Advising and Assisting a pharmaceutical company in patent infringement and invalidation cases in the UAE and other MENA countries
  • Assisting a multinational company in an industrial design infringement case in the UAE.
  • Drafting IP Policies for local Universities
  • Assisting local, regional and foreign clients in patent protection strategies of their innovations and in prosecuting of their patent applications throughout the MENA region.
  • Patent Filings; Conducting Patentability Analysis mainly including novelty or patent non- infringement analysis by analyzing prior art searches
  • Advising clients on various procedural aspects of patent law and the requirements in the UAE
  • Patent Prosecution; Drafting/ Filing response to Office Actions
  • Drafting/ Reviewing patent applications for filing in the India, U.S.A and Europe
  • Drafting/ Filing response to Office Actions; International Search Report (ISR) & First Examination Reports (FER)
  • Patent Prosecution; Representing clients in Patent hearings at the Indian Patent Office (IPO)
  • Patentability search/ Prior Art Search using various Patent Databases

Language(s)

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

Education

2015 – Bachelor of Laws – L.L.B, I.L.S Law College Pune, India

2012 – Bachelor of Science B.Sc. (Biochemistry & Life Sciences), St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India

Admission

2017 – Indian Patent Attorney

2015 – Indian Advocate- Bar Council of Goa & Maharashtra (India)

Practice(s)