Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
  • The College of William and Mary, M.B.A., with highest honors, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals for Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French
Who We Are

Raja N. Saliba

Raja N. Saliba is a partner in the firm's Washington D.C. office and the Electrical/Mechanical Practice Group Leader.  Mr. Saliba has over 20 years’ experience in representing domestic and international clients in disputes before federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit, and inter partes matters before the USPTO. Mr. Saliba also regularly engages in patent validity and infringement opinion practice and counseling clients on freedom-to-operate, due diligence, product clearance work, licensing and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on intellectual property law and participated in the founding of the PTAB Bar Association where he serves as a member of the PTAB Trials Committee and the PTAB Appeals Committee, and serves on several committees of FICPI. Mr. Saliba is also co-author of The Essential Case Law Guide to PTAB Trials (2018).

Mr. Saliba’s experience encompasses a broad variety of technologies in the electrical and mechanical fields including fiber optics, agricultural machinery, medical devices, container manufacturing, semiconductors, printers, heating and cooling systems, hydraulic systems, automotive equipment, power generation equipment, sports related technologies, electrical transmission equipment, telecommunications, imaging devices, and business methods.

Prior to joining Sughrue, Mr. Saliba worked in industry for over nine years as an engineer on the Seawolf-class submarine program and later as project manager in the design and manufacture of low earth orbit and geosynchronous satellites.