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Ramsey M. Al-Salam

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

Perkins Coie LLP

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 the Seattle Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year for 2011 and 2012.  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. 

Case History

  • Other 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 District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, "Litigation Gold Band," 2012 - 2013
  • Repeatedly listed in Chambers USA for IP litigation ("Band One")
  • Washington Law & Politics, "Washington's Top 40 Intellectual Property Lawyers", "Washington's Top 100 Lawyers" and "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2003 - 2013

Client Comments

  • "Ramsey Al-Salam is a fantastic lawyer and a good person. He is very smart."

    Jeff Christianson

    F5 Networks Inc.

  • "Ramsey is the first one I think of when I have an IP matter for outside counsel. He is very easy to work with and is very expert in his field. I recommend him highly."

    Jim Hamley
    IP Counsel
    The Boeing Company

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1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-6385
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Practice Areas

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Lawyer of the Year


  • University of California at Santa Barbara (B.Math) (1980)
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D.) (1983)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association — Member
  • Washington Bar Association — Member