Tamara El-Shibib Director Senior patent and technology transfer consultant


Speaks:  English, Arabic


Primary office:  Dubai




Tamara El-Shibib

Tamara specialises in Patent Law, Technology Market Analysis, Technology Transfer and IP Commercialisation. She works predominantly with regional universities and research institutes to implement IP management and technology transfer solutions to support innovation. She is a part-qualified UK attorney with a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) from University of Law, a Masters in Management of Intellectual Property Law and a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacology.

Tamara has been based in the Middle East since 2009. She has worked previously for the Qatar Foundation (QF), a non-profit organisation comprised of over 40 centres focused on developing human capital through education, research and community development. In the seven year period she spent at QF, Tamara played an instrumental role in the growth and establishment of IP management and technology transfer practices at the Foundation. She managed an IP audit of QF's research funding programs and was involved in the establishment of QF's IP & Technology Transfer office which was responsible for protecting and commercialising QF IP assets. Before leaving QF, Tamara led the IP Management group overseeing all activities related to IP disclosure, analysis and protection.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG's Dubai office, Tamara worked with a Dubai-based IP legal consulting firm for over four years. During her time there, she led the development of the patents practice and assisted inventors, start-ups, international companies and government entities in procuring patents locally, regionally and internationally. Tamara advised clients on how to establish IP management and technology transfer practices to support innovation, assisting a local government entity in establishing technology commercialisation, proof of concept and start-up programs. Tamara is one of the recommended individuals in the IAM Patent 1000 for the UAE for 2020 and 2021.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Career
      July 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Patent and Technology Transfer Consultant
    • Rankings & Awards
       2021
      IAM Patent 1000 UAE
  • 2020

    • Education
       2020
      IAM Patent 1000 UAE
  • 2016

    • Career
       2016
      Cedar White Bradley, Patent and Technology Transfer Consultant
  • 2015

    • Education
       2015
      University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2013

    • Career
       2013
      Qatar Foundation, Senior IP Specialist
  • 2012

    • Education
       2012
      Qatar Foundation, IP Specialist
  • 2011

    • Education
       2011
      Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
  • 2009

    • Career
       2009
      Qatar Science and Technology Park, IP Research Executive
  • 2006

    • Education
       2006
      Queen Mary, University of London, Management of Intellectual Property Law, MSc
  • 2003

    • Education
       2003
      University College London, Pharmacology, BSc