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Ramsey M. Al-Salam



Ramsey Al-Salam focuses on intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation.  He has been lead counsel for large and small clients in cases throughout the country.  He works hard to ensure that he understands his clients' goals, and pursues them in an efficient and effective manner.

Publications such as Chambers USA (Band One), Best Lawyers in America and Washington Super Lawyers have repeatedly listed him as a leading practitioner in his field.  Best Lawyers, for example, listed him as Seattle Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year for 2011 and 2012 and Patent Litigator of the Year for 2014.  In addition to his litigation work, Ramsey is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and litigation topics, and has been an adjunct professor at Seattle University, teaching patent and trade secret law, for more than 10 years.

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Seattle "Litigation - Patent Lawyer of the Year," 2014; "Seattle Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year", 2011 - 2012
  • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, "Litigation Gold Band," 2012 - 2014
  • Repeatedly listed in Chambers USA for IP litigation ("Band One")
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1995 - Present: Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent 
  • Washington Law & Politics, "Washington's Top 40 Intellectual Property Lawyers", "Washington's Top 100 Lawyers" and "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2003 - 2013

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Related Employment

  • Seattle University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Patent and Trade Secret Law, 1999 - present
  • University of Washington School of Law, WA, Adjunct Professor, Patent Law, Fall 2001
  • Seed & Berry, Seattle, WA, Partner, 1995 - 1999; Of Counsel, 1993 - 1995
  • Bogle & Gates, Seattle, WA, Associate, 1989 - 1993
  • Lyon & Lyon, Los Angeles, CA, Associate, 1983 - 1989


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, (formerly Boalt Hall), J.D., 1983
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Mathematics/Economics, with highest honors, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


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